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Botnets: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

The use of botnets is on the rise by criminals, and botnet attacks—particularly against financial institutions and major U.S. businesses—have caused millions of dollars in losses. The best protection against becoming part of a botnet is awareness, so the FBI is providing information for the public on what botnets are, how they work, and what you can do to protect your computer from the botnet threat.

Jun 05, 2013 08:00 PM

Botnets: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

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The use of botnets is on the rise by criminals, and botnet attacks—particularly against financial institutions and major U.S. businesses—have caused millions of dollars in losses. The best protection against becoming part of a botnet is awareness, so the FBI is providing information for the public on what botnets are, how they work, and what you can do to protect your computer from the botnet threat.

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