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Home Office in drive to stamp out botnets

The Home Office has launched a high-profile campaign to secure the internet against hacking groups using networks of infected computers to launch worm, spam and denial of service attacks against critical businesses and services. The campaign, which features a website and an alert service to help non-IT specialists protect their computer systems, is designed to plug one of the weakest links in security on the internet: home and small business PCs. Over the last 12 months, organised criminal groups have been releasing viruses to attack insecure PCs, creating networks of tens of thousands of infected machines, called botnets, which can be used to send spam or launch co-ordinated attacks against corporate IT systems. Full Story

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