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What Are Botnets?

Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Botnets are used to send junk email (spam), attack websites, and distribute more malware, among other things.

The malware used by botnets can infect your computer, turning it into a "bot" or "zombie," meaning your computer can become part of the botnet and help criminals do their dirty work.

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The IBG is compiling resources to help its members protect and educate their customers. The following is a list of public web-based resources we have received so far. The IBG does not endorse nor vouch for any listed resource.

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