24. 09. 2012

Researchers in the Sophos laboratories uncovered botnet based on a longer known malware ZeroAccess. The malware has started to behave as botnet just short time ago. ZeroAccess has already infected more then 9 millions of PCs with the current number of active infected PCs numbering around one million. This million is the basis of the botnet using its own Peer to Peer network which is used for plug-ins download carrying out wide variety of tasks. The contemporary uncovering of such botnet has raised up the importance of botnet concept and its subsequent threats, especially DDoS attack, but also Bitcoin mining. ZeroAcces could provide to their authors up to $100.000 on a daily basis through the latter method. Further reading here.