Nugache is a worm that has actually been around longer than Storm. The Storm Worm is one of the worst botnets on the net but Nugache could take its place. Researchers report that Nugache has been revised and updated to make it more powerful…perhaps even more powerful than Storm.
Both Nugache and Storm are botnets. That means they are made up of networks of infected computers that work together to distribute spam to millions of users. These networks are then bought by spammers to distribute spam email like mortgage offers, performance enhancing drugs, pump-and-dump stocks and ecards.
The problem is these networks could just as easily mail out a keylogger program that would record items like your login to your bank or credit card number entered in at an ecommerce site. The keylogger program would then send that back to the botnet creator to be sold.
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