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Damballa Says, 2008 will be year of Targeted Attacks and Botnet

The report findings of Damballa, an anti-botnet technology and research firm, says that several bot herders are recruiting their "zombie" participants or imposing targeted attacks by making malware hidden in original folders that comes in everyday formats like Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Office.

In order to prove its report findings, Damballa carried out some tests in which they installed almost 14 new conventional document attacks to the VirusTotal site, which permits researchers to test latest exploits against famous, off-the-shell security and anti-virus products.

Further, out of the 32 tools that were tested, just 19% could rightly find the tar...

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