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Botnet activity inside organisations predicts likelihood of future data breach

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Apr
2015
Botnet activity inside organisations predicts likelihood of future data breach

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Organisations showing evidence of botnets inside their networks are not only more likely to suffer a data breach, the level of botnet activity correlates directly to increased risk, security analytics firm BitSight has suggested after analysing incidents at more than 6,000 companies.

That botnets augur badly for an organisation’s chances of suffering a data breach sounds obvious – botnets are often designed to pillage the credentials used in attacks after all – but the fact that greater botnet activity increases risk still further is still an intriguing finding.

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