ESET researcher explains essential facts about botnets and how to defend against this type of malware on WeLiveSecurity.com

ESET researcher interviewed by WeLiveSecurity.com to explain essential facts about botnets and how to defend against this type of malware.

Bratislava, Slovakia, 28-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of articles on WeLiveSecurity.com talking about botnet malware is rising every day. Operation Windigo, Stuxnet, Conficker and Flashback – these are just a few of the most well-known botnets.

But do you know exactly what a botnet is, and what it means to become part of one? These are among the questions answered by Pierre-Marc Bureau, ESET Security Intelligence Program Manager, one of the ESET team that recently received the Peter Szőr Award at Virus Bulletin’s VB2014 conference for their research paper on Operation Windigo.

Botnets are designed for various purposes – from information theft to sending millions of spam emails at a time.

“Criminal gangs use them to steal banking credentials and commit fraud, pranksters use them to spy on webcams and extort their victims,” says Pierre-Marc in the interview.

Read more about Botnet malware: What it is and how to fight it in the interview on WeLiveSecurity.com

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