[menog] Fwd: [DNB] African Bot Distribution

Ian Cook ian at cymru.com
Wed Mar 17 16:52:03 GMT 2010

Title: African Bot Distribution
Author: Steve Santorelli
Source: Team Cymru
Date Published: 16th March 2010


'....This briefing note provides a brief analysis of the numbers of
infected computers that have been observed in African countries in
recent months. It also details a comparison of these numbers between
different countries and how the numbers changed over the 3 months up
to February 2010

The data is presented in the form of maps whereby the ‘height’ of a
country indicates the number of infected machines within that
country. It is likely that the majority of these infected machines
will be Windows machines that are part of one or more ‘Botnets’:
infected PCs called ‘Bots’ (short for ‘Robot’) that are all under
the control of one individual or group that could be located
anywhere in the world......'

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