New botnet study by Bauer, Van Eeten, c.s.

In a new study for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation it is stated that five to ten percent of all Dutch broadband connections were recruited into a botnet in 2009. Figures will be higher in 2010 both scientists speculate.

A few months back I alerted you to a news flash on botnet recruiting in Australia. It was stated that 30.000 pc were infected each day down under. Australia has ca. 22 million inhabitants. The Netherlands ca. 16. I wonder how these figures compare? At this moment I do not have the time to look into this. Is anyone interested to do the maths? I am curious. And if there is a major difference it would be interesting to know why, because there may be lessons to learn from the differences. Are there known figures for other countries?

Wout de Natris

Leiderdorp, 14 January 2011


About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions
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