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FBI Warns of "Botnets" Computer Threat

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By Admin on November 30, 2007 1:00 PM

With millions of Americans doing their holiday shopping online, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning consumers of a cybersecurity threat called "botnets," which the FBI describes as "armies of personal computers taken over by cyber criminals and used on the sly to commit all kinds of mischief, from identity theft to denial of service attacks to massive spam campaigns." An FBI Press Release provides consumers with tips on protecting themselves online, and updates ongoing "botnet" investigations and indictments.