An Introduction to Botnets

0 Comments 20 October 2013

You may well of heard of the botnet – a network of infected computers that can be remotely controlled by cyber criminals. An infected machine could include a PC, Mac or even a smartphone, and as infected terminals behave completely normally, most people wouldn’t even realise their computer or phone was part of a botnet. Botnets can be used to send out spam email messages, attack computers and servers, spread viruses or commit banking / financial fraud, and they have become a very prominent issue in our increasingly globalised world.

But if you haven’t come across them, or you’re not sure what they are and how they can affect you, TYR Solutions has produced this infographic to help keep you informed and give you a better chance of protecting your computer:


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