• Botnets boomed in 2010, says report

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    2010 was a great year for botnets, particularly for the cyber criminals who run them. A report released Tuesday by security firm Damballa finds new botnets cropped up at a record pace in 2010.
  • Security firm 'detonates' copies of suspicious files to sniff out malware, botnet attacks

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    HBGary Monday introduced an appliance that sits at the perimeter of the enterprise network to watch for possible incoming malware and outgoing traces of botnet infections.
  • Digital black market offers cheap botnets for hire

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Botnets for hire to launch your own spam campaign and stolen credit card information sold at the rock bottom price of $2 are just two of the commodities easily found on the cyber-crime black market today, according to a report released this month by Panda Security. The report, which was conducted by PandaLabs researchers who posed as cyber criminals, details a vast criminal network selling stolen bank account information in forums and dedicated online stores.
  • MPack, NeoSploit and Zeus top most notorious Web attack toolkit list

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:43 am

    About two-thirds of malicious Web activity can be traced back to botnets and exploit code built using popular attack toolkits like MPack and Zeus sold in the underground economy, according to a new Symantec report.
  • Report: Bad guys will seek re-enforcements, recycle code

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 11:22 am

    A new report from Fortinet predicts the bad guys will hire re-enforcements to stay ahead of botnet takedowns. They will also turn on each other over territory and recycle malicious code, which will in turn lead to more confusion.
  • Feds draw a bead on Russian behind Mega-D botnet

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    An Internet ring hawking counterfeit male-enhancement remedies, phony Rolexes and generic pills with false FDA approval has led the FBI to a Russian believed to be behind the Mega-D botnet.
  • Fighting botnets: Service rates reputation of IP addresses

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Startup service provider ipTrust today said it was offering a program that lets businesses avoid botnets and infected machines by letting them know whether IP addresses are linked to suspicious behavior.
  • The botnet business

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Cybercrime is big business... and you might be in it without knowing.
  • Big botnets and how to stop them

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Here are the worst of the botnets, and ways you can try to stop them in their tracks.
  • Attackers going after end users rather than servers

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    The Web traffic study also finds issues with botnets, corporate policies, and outdated browsers.
  • Two of the World’s Largest Botnets May Be Connected

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 6:29 am

    Rustock and Srizbi, two of the world’s biggest spam botnets, may be connected. Researchers have discovered that the two botnets share the same malware delivery method, a Trojan called Trojan.Exchange, which is activated when unsuspecting users click on malicious links in spam messages.
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