FBI Warns of "Botnets" Computer Threat
With millions of Americans doing their holiday shopping online, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning consumers of a cybersecurity threat called "botnets," which the FBI describes as "armies of personal computers taken over by cyber criminals and used on the sly to commit all kinds of mischief, from identity theft to denial of service attacks to massive spam campaigns." An FBI Press Release provides consumers with tips on protecting themselves online, and updates ongoing "botnet" investigations and indictments.
- FBI Press Release on "Botnets"
- More from the FBI: How to Protect Your Computer
- Safer Computing (FindLaw)
- The Internet and the Law (FindLaw)
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
Or contact an attorney near you: