Microsoft Study: Botnets a Launching Pad for Cybercrime

Microsoft Australia today released the ninth volume of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR v9) into internet security, which exposes the extent to which botnets are providing a launch pad for cybercrime such as spam, phishing, identity theft, click fraud, and advance fee fraud. BTW, a botnet is described as a computer connected to the Internet that has been set up to forward transmissions (including spam or viruses) to other computers on the Internet, without the knowledge of the computer owner. For more information on this, you can refer the Microsoft Australia's Press pass page.