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PC vaccine needed in botnet fight

PC vaccine needed in botnet fight

The equivalent of a government-backed vaccination scheme is needed to clean up the huge numbers of PCs hijacked by cyber criminals, suggests research.

In Europe, about 5-10% of PCs on broadband net links were hijacked and part of a botnet in 2009, it suggests.

ISPs are key to wresting control of these machines away from criminals, says the Dutch report.

Initiatives in Germany and Australia show how official help can boost efforts to clean up infected machines.

Read More/Source: BBC News

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