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Storm Usurped, Gives Way To New Stronger Botnet

As per Damballa, a computer security firm, there's a newfangled botnet running over the Internet that's already affected around 400,000 computers and is almost double the size of the former largest botnet, Storm worm.

Paul Royal, Damballa's Principal Researcher, said that this latest zombie network called Kraken and it has been found in 50 Fortune 500 corporations and is supposed to be imperceptible to the antivirus program operating on 80% of computers. Kraken seems to be eluding discovery by resorting to a series of crafty obfuscation methods including frequently bringing its binary code up to date and arranging the code in such a manner that it prevents a...

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