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Report: average botnet in Q1 2015 made up of 1,700 infected hosts per C&C server

2015/06/18

SC Magazine - (International) Findings from a recently released Level 3 Botnet Research Report for the first quarter of 2015 revealed that the average botnet was made up of 1,700 hosts per command and control (C&C) server, a server's average lifespan was 38 days, the U.S. generated the most server traffic and was targeted by 56 percent of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and 600 of the servers analyzed were being used for malicious communications targeting corporate environments, among other findings.

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/600-of-1k-servers-used-for-malicious-communications-aimed-at-corporate-envrionments/article/421560/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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