The rise in Internet and cloud utilization has been directly proportional to the rise in WAN-based attacks. As more organizations utilize the power of the cloud, more attackers will search for targets to attack. Fueled by innovations like do-it-yourself botnet construction kits and rent-a-botnet business models, the growth of botnets has skyrocketed and botnet products and services are now brazenly advertised and sold on the Internet. As many as one quarter of all personal computers may now be participating in a botnet, unknown to their owners. According to Arbor Networks and this white paper, at its peak, it is believed the now-defunct Mariposa botnet may have controlled up to 12 million zombies. Download the Whitepaper!
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