[caption id="attachment_29681" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="A recently discovered botnet of more than 70,000 machines included many government and business computers."]A network of more than 70,000 botnets were recently discovered in government and business computers.[/caption]

Web security experts say campus IT officials should stop using students’ Social Security numbers as identifications, because about 5,900 known botnets have stolen valuable information from computers in many sectors, including higher education.

Shadowserver, an organization that tracks botnet incidents in governments, education, and the private sector, unveiled the running tally of botnets days before security firm...

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