Botnets are based on similar principles as legitimate clouds, but serve malicious business interests. Find out more about how botnets work and the right steps after having detected infected machines within your own network.
Ask who controls the most powerful computing cloud in operation and Amazon EC2 or one of their competitors springs to mind. However there are other cloud computers which exist today that can directly challenge their might, and are controlled by those with their own grand designs of profit. Botnets and their creators represent a darker side of the Internet where money is a powerful motivator for creativity.