The Debate Over Naming Botnets

[img_assist|nid=1617|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=173]The security industry lacks a uniform way to title botnets, and the
result is sometimes a long list of names for the same botnet that are
used by different antivirus vendors and that can be confusing to
customers. As it stands now, the infamous Conficker is also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido. The Srizbi botnet is also called Cbeplay and Exchanger. Kracken is also the botnet Bobax.

The security industry lacks a uniform way to title botnets, and the
result is sometimes a long list of names for the same botnet that are
used by different antivirus vendors and that can be confusing to
customers. As it stands now, the infamous Conficker is also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido. The Srizbi botnet is also called Cbeplay and Exchanger. Kracken is also the botnet Bobax. Why they are called what they are called is up to the individual researchers who first identified them. Read the full article. [CSOonline.com]

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