Botnets beware: Feds and industry team up

The government is teaming up with a private-sector working group to fight malicious botnets, a growing threat to the online economy and national security, reports William Jackson in GCN.

The Industry Botnet Group and the Homeland Security and Commerce departments released a set of principles for addressing the challenge of botnets across the entire Internet ecosystem. In addition to this framework for collaboration, released May 30, the government plans to step up public outreach efforts to educate users about online threats and will coordinate efforts to address the technical threats posed by botnets, according to the article.

To read Jackson's full report, click here.

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