Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Web-based malicious attacks on rise in India: study

The Hindu News Update Service

Bot (short form for robot) is a malicious code (computer programme) that comes with an e-mail attachment sent to intended users by hackers for infecting and damaging their personal computers or servers in enterprises.

When a spam mail is opened, the user is enticed to click the attachment with tempting words for viewing the link. Unknowingly, the bot in the link attacks the computer when opened.