The network of compromised Microsoft Windows computers under the thumb of the criminals who control the Storm Worm has grown so huge that it now has more raw distributed computing power than all of the world's top supercomputers, security experts say.
According to some experts, this botnet could easily outperform IBM's BlueGene/L, which is the top-ranked supercomputer on the planet.
Storm Worm is diabolical. Unlike traditional botnet, which are controlled through a central server, Storm Worm seeds a botnet much in the same way as a peer-to-peer network, such as bittorrent. There is no centralized control. Each infected host shares lists of other infected hosts so that no one machine has a full list of the entire botnet.
Do you know what your PC is doing while you are asleep?