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Cyber Security Awareness: Beware of Botnets

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each week, we'll highlight a tip on a different aspect of this important topic. This week's tip: Beware of Botnets.

From the National Cyber Security Alliance:

Botnets are generally networks of computers infected by malware (computer virus, key loggers and other malicious software) and controlled remotely by cybercriminals, usually for financial gain or to launch attacks on website or networks. Botnets may infect and use laptops, desktops, servers, routers, smartphones, or any other network equipment to conduct malicious activity.

Learn more about Botnets, how to prevent them, how to know if your computer is infected, and what to do in case of infection.

See staysafeonline.org for extensive information on cyber security.

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