Secret Trojan Network Could Produce Superworm

Peer-to-peer network removes single point of failure

An established, clandestine network of compromised computers could become the launching pad for a superworm that would have a massive impact on the Internet. The malware network was created by an unpublicized trojan called Sinit, which has already infected hundreds of thousands of computers, according to a report released Monday by Clearswift, a UK-based maker of software for managing and securing communications. Each infected host becomes part of a peer-to-peer network through which additional Trojans can spread.

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