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IDG Contributor Network: Algorithm developed to predict future botnet attacks

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    Six botnets have been discovered and traced back to their perpetrators by an algorithm produced by researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev. The scientists who built the formula say it will allow law enforcement to trace administrators responsible for future attacks.

    The key to the work is analyzing data produced by previous attacks, the cybersecurity researchers say.

    Malicious botnets are groups of Internet-connected computers that have been secretly compromised to forward traffic to other computers. Payloads can include spam and viruses. The PCs can become remote controlled and also proffer private information.

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