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'Malnets' behind two thirds of cyberattacks attacks in 2012

concertina226 (2447056) writes | about a year and a half ago

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concertina226 (2447056) writes "A growing army of malware delivery networks – ‘malnets’ – account for two thirds of all cyberattacks and most current technologies offer an inadequate response to the threat, security firm Blue Coat has argued in a new analysis.

In total, the company was now tracking 1,500 individual malnets, three times the number it saw only six months ago, making the phenomenon one of cybercrime’s boom areas.

Unlike botnets – built mostly from compromised PCs – malnets seem to possess a devolved and constantly-shifting command and control system that makes them much harder to shut down; Shnakule alone issued changes to its host C&C servers 56,000 times so far in 2012, Blue Coat said."

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