Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center has released it’s latest Security Intelligence Report v9. It calls to mind that anti-botnetting isn’t a just a technological challenge:
Regardless of how botnets are doing their distribution, one thing is clear: because of their networked and often organized structure, they allow malicious and illegal activities to be performed at a scale that has not been seen before. The solution to this problem isn’t always about technology. As a community, we can take collaborative and legislative action to take down massive botnets like we did with Waledac. As researchers, we must evolve the way we view these threats and continue to think of creative and novel ways to stop them.
Interesting technical finding: 33% of malware-infected machines are bots.