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 Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The number of botnets and of computers controlled by them in China has fallen in recent years, though the country remains a top host for the networks of compromised computers, according to the government and independent researchers.

Over 1.2 million computers in China were newly infected with software that enabled their control by a botnet last year, about one-third the figure for the previous year, according to a report published late last month by China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT). That followed an equally steep fall from 2006, when the team estimated there were 10 million new infections in China.

 

(Source: ComputerWorld)

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