[AfrICANN-discuss] U.S. cybersecurity chief targets botnets

Jean Robert Hountomey jrhountomey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 19:01:49 SAST 2012

The Obama administration is launching an "all fronts" war on botnets, 
which hackers use to launch malicious attacks and initiate network 
breaches, according to Howard Schmidt, the White House cybersecurity 
chief. Schmidt has called for the establishment of a private-public 
coalition, including Internet service providers, vendors, privacy-rights 
advocates and trade associations, whose goal is to raise awareness of 
botnets and to develop strategies for mitigating their danger to 
consumers and businesses. more here 

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