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9 OF THE BIGGEST BOTNET ATTACKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Botnets are responsible for hacking, spamming, and malware—here are the most significant botnet attacks with the worst consequences. Individual systems, commonly known as zombies, combined with the criminal’s system (from where all other systems are controlled) are known as a master of the zombie network or “bot-network.” A bot-network can deliver a DDoS attack on a large-scale. Botnets target to send millions of spam emails, pull the websites down for ransom, or harm the victim financially or even emotionally. These botnets, due to their efficiency, remain a favorite among cybercriminals. Here is an overview of nine of the most significant botnets attacks of the 21st century that turned out to be drastic to those affected. EarthLink Spammer—2000. EarthLink Spammer is the first botnet to be recognized by the public in 2000. The botnet was created to send phishing emails in large numbers, masked as communications from legitimate websites. READ MORE