Baddest botnets of 2012

According to security firm Kindsight, these are the Top Ten Worst Botnets this year.

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TDL-4 (TDSS or Alureon)


TDL-4, also known as TDSS or Alureon, is a sophisticated botnet that made major headlines this September. Once installed, it removes competing malware, hides itself from detection and installs a master boot record. A new variant of TDL-4 has infected approximately 250,000 unique victims and can generate “disposable” C&C domain names, making it especially difficult to track.

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