In the last couple of days, there have been a couple of interesting pieces of bot-net news.
This one, discusses how a bot-net software war is brewing over control of your PC. Some bots are now including kill code for other bots. In this case, the new kid on the block is killing zeus code to make sure it has sole control over your fraud.
Then there was this one about ms10-015 where the bot authors have fixed their rootkit code to make the BSOD go away. They did this not as a favor to MS or anything, but to restore use of the PCs and their chain of fraud. They also wanted to cover up their own code to keep users from cleaning it.
Interesting stuff around the bot threat landscape….