A voluntary code for ISPs designed to minimise the impact of 'Zombie' computers - those compromised and recruited into botnets to spread malware - has come into force.
on 12/01/2010 – Made popular on 12/01/2010
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has introduced a voluntary code of practice for Australian Internet service providers in a bid to improve cybersecurity for Internet users. It recommends that ISPs, in extreme cases, disconnect from the Internet a customer's computer that has been recruited into a botnet.
30 ISPs representing 90 percent of Australian Internet users are now signed up to the Internet Industry Association's icode that aims to reduce the number of PCs infected with botnets, and which has caught the attention of US president Barack Obama's 'Cyberczar' Howard Schmidt.