Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

White Paper Download

Webwasher Proactive Scanning

Step-by-step guide

A major shift in the motivation of malware authors has been reported by most security vendors since 2004: malware is increasingly written for profit, not questionable “fame.” International criminal groups have established a professional malware market in 2004. Examples of this change towards profit-oriented usage of malware are the growth in:

• Bots. Trojans with backdoor functionality, also referred to as “bots,” are on the rise, either replacing or combined with mail worm functionality. Through the established backdoor, malware authors gain control over large networks of compromised computers, the so-called “bot nets,” that they offer for rental. According to an investigation by Symantec, prices for bot nets start at $300 for about 150,000 remotely controlled computers, allowing tenants to relay bulk unsolicited e-mail (spam), perform large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other criminal operations.

Already registered?


Forgot password?

New customer?

White paper download

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *