Botnets — what are they and how can you protect yourself?


n June 2022, German news organization DER SPIEGEL reported that in a joint operation, authorities in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK had managed to dismantle a Botnet built by presumably Russian cybercriminals.

This botnet, called RSocks, comprised millions of computers and devices around the world. These devices had all been previously hacked and then became part of this botnet — all without their owners realizing. What’s more, this botnet could also be rented out to harm businesses, agencies, and governments (Source

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