A Little Bot Worried

Microsoft is hosting an unusual summit of security experts to discuss the growing malevolence of botnets, zero-day exploits and rootkits.

The meeting will outline intelligence gathered by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) on trends in malware and its distribution channels. The main topic of discussion will be the increasingly integrated nature of security threats that include botnet-directed spam, infection through software vulnerabilities including zero-day holes, and hard-to-detect rootkits and Trojans