Criminals react as dark servers get shut down
Iain Thomson in San Francisco
vnunet.com, 12 Jun 2009
Security firm McAfee has seen a sharp rise in PC infections and malware variants as botnet operators try to rebuild their networks after the McColo shutdown.
The company's Avert Labs identified 12 million new IP addresses in the first quarter of 2009 as belonging to 'zombie' PCs, infected machines used remotely in botnets.
"This is the reseeding of botnets," Jeff Green, head of McAfee Avert Labs, said in a video interview with vnunet.com. "We are expecting an uptake in the amount of spam later this year as a result."
Malware variations are also on the rise, according to Green. McAfee keeps a copy of every piece of malware it encounters in a "virus zoo", and had added four million new samples in the most recent quarter.
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