Botnet service launched in Germany

    Moreover, this service is by no means for advanced experts who want to analyze something there, but for ordinary web users. The service is designed to facilitate the blocking of any suspicious software, which often turns out to be the key that opens our PC to cybercriminals. The program is launched by the Ministry of the Interior and will cost approximately $ 2.7 million. Technical support is provided by the Federal Commission for Information Security, also known as BSI.

    The launch of this program will be carried out on September 15th. “The main goal of the program is to exclude Germany from the top 10 list of countries with the largest and most active botnets,” the project description page says.

    Currently, many large and not very telecom providers from around the world are trying to cope with botnets that are used by hackers for various purposes. Who sends spam, who steals personal data, who does something else bad. In general, providers are struggling to deal with this scourge - for example, some block users' computers until they are completely cured. Of course, if not only individual organizations, but most Internet providers will deal with botnets, the problem will become somewhat less urgent.

    In Germany, they decided to unite providers to combat botnets. In case of infection, users will be warned by e-mail, by phone, by other communication channels. Automation of the process of combating malicious software, according to experts, can reduce the amount of work of technical specialists and at the same time speed up the process of eliminating detected botnets. It is worth noting that, as part of the German program, a website has also been created that talks about what a botnet is and offers various means of dealing with them. If none of the proposed methods worked, the Internet provider is obliged to help the client solve the problem. It is interesting that the service is completely free, if anything, the user will only pay for communication services.

    Currently, five major German providers have expressed their willingness to participate in the fight against botnets. In the event of the initial success of the program, it will be expanded, which will help to more effectively deal with this scourge. Well, let’s see how the Germans will develop things, maybe in the CIS countries we’ll take advantage of useful experience?

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