No, the majority of threats that been labeled recently as APTs are not signifi cant threats, but simply mass malware (usually botnets). Industry statistics peg about six percent of all PCs in the enterprise and 25 percent at the consumer level as infected with botnet-type mass malware. Bot masters gain remote-control capabilities, allowing them to command PCs to search hard drives for information, intercept keystrokes to access online accounts, send spam and participate in DDoS attacks.
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