Bot infections on the rise

Bob Sullivan at has posted part 1 of a lengthy two-part series on the increasing threat to internet users, and the net itself, posed by armies of bots that hijack personal computers.

The main points: the number of infected computers is rising, infiltration of your computer may be so subtle that you have no indication that your PC is infected, bots are increasingly responsible for crime (not just mischief), and the problem may be growing beyond what the IT security industry can deal with.