From: PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius
Beware, botnets. The White House is coming for you.
As part of the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) – formed in September 2011 – the Obama administration, the Homeland Security Department, and nine private groups today unveiled several new initiatives designed to combat botnets.
Botnets are a large group of compromised computers used to generate spam, relay viruses, or flood a network or Web server with excessive requests to cause it to fail.