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Australian ISPs To Disconnect Botnet "zombies"

January 25th, 2010 01:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

jibjibjib writes “Some of Australia’s largest ISPs are preparing an industry code of conduct to identify and respond to users with botnet-infected computers. The Internet Industry Association, made up of over 200 ISPs and technology companies, is preparing the code in response to an ultimatum from the federal government.
ISPs will try to contact the user, slow down their connection, and ultimately terminate the connection if the user refuses to fix the problem. It is hoped that this will reduce the growth of botnets in Australia, which had the world’s third-highest rate of new ‘zombies’ (behind the US and China)”

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