October 4, 2011

Two US federal agencies — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have proposed that a voluntary corporate notification system, a voluntary code of conduct, should be implemented so that the consumers could be sent an alert whenever a botnet or other malware infection is discovered, according to softpedia.

Malware infections take over the devices of both companies and individuals, and use them to launch attacks on others which lead to a great loss, softpedia reported on September 24, 2011.

As per a plan of the legal authorities, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other organizations would share information about cyber threats and malicious attacks to further alert consumers.

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