Botnets are not commonly used for hacking Facebook accounts, because of it’s high setup costs. They are used to carry more advanced attacks. A Botnet is basically a collection of compromised computers. The infection process is same as the keylogging, however, a Botnet gives you additional options for carrying out attacks on the compromised computer. Some of the most popular Botnets include Spyeye and Zeus.
Install antivirus and antispyware programs from a trusted source. Anti-malware programs scan and monitor your computer for known viruses and spyware.
How To Protect Yourself
- Keep all software up to date.
- Use strong passwords and keep them secret.
- Never turn off your firewall.
- Use flash drives cautiously.