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2011-03-31 00:00:29

ThreatSTOP IP Reputation Service Combines with Vyatta Open Networking to Combat Advanced Persistent Threats San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 ThreatSTOP, the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service that prevents data loss from botnet attacks and improves network performance, announced today that it has integrated its award-winning service with Vyatta products to provide Vyatta customers with advanced protection against botnets and criminal malware. This solution adds an...

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2011-03-25 12:35:00

According to an early analysis, two or three people might have been behind the Rustock botnet. The analysis, which follows raids to knock out the spam network, suggests that it was the work of a small team. Rustock was made up of about one million hijacked PCs and employed a series of tricks to hide itself from scrutiny for years. Global spam levels have dropped and remain relatively low since the raids on the network's hardware. "It does not look like there were more than a couple of...

2011-02-15 05:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE -- New defense architecture designed to protect customers from increasing frequency and size of distributed denial of service (DDoS)attacks Cloud firewall enhancements include advanced vulnerability scanning and custom rules for additional protection against application layer attacks (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO ) Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud...

2011-02-03 00:00:44

Black Lotus launches new MitigationPro website showcasing DDoS protection network appliances and DDoS protection services for data centers, hosting companies, and service providers. Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 Black Lotus, a leading distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection services company, announced today the launch of a new website, MitigationPro (http://www.mitigationpro.com). MitigationPro provides detailed information to hosting providers, data centers,...

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2011-01-26 08:45:00

A team of cybersecurity experts were able to prevent the Conficker computer worm from activating, but the malware program remains on millions of computers worldwide, according to a document released on Monday. The Conficker Working Group (CWG), a task force featuring representatives from AOL, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, VeriSign, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), was forced in late 2008 to combat the self-replicating virus. The Conficker worm allowed...

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2011-01-11 07:35:00

A recently reported worldwide decline in spam email may only be a short-lived phenomenon, according to researchers. A network of infected computers used for the production of spam email has started up again after a dormancy of several weeks. The Rustock botnet mysteriously stopped sending spam emails in early December, resulting in a massive decline of spam. But according to security firm NetWitness, it has restarted its activities on Monday. Overall spam levels are still below August 2010...

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2011-01-06 10:15:00

Your e-mail trash folder may be looking a bit lean lately. Since August of last year, the overall volume of e-mail spam has steadily dropped and it was more pronounced at the end of 2010. The software security firm Symantec reports in its latest State of Spam Report & Phishing Report that there has been a huge reduction in output from the Rustock botnet, which was clearly the most dominant spam botnet in 2010. Since December 25, the Rustock botnet has basically disappeared as the amount...

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2011-01-01 05:55:33

Federal investigators have seized servers that they believe launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against PayPal earlier in December. An affidavit posted by the Smoking Gun contains testimony by federal agents convinced that systems at Texas hosting firm Tailor Made Services are likely to contain clues in the hunt for hacktivists who launched a DDoS attack against PayPal in response to its decision to freeze an account used by WikiLeaks. Volunteers were encouraged by...

2010-12-20 14:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, is closing the year with a look at some of the unique and noteworthy viruses that have appeared over the last twelve months. The list of viruses is vast and varied, since in 2010, PandaLabs received more than 20 million new strains of malware. This compilation does not contain the most prolific threats or those that caused the most infections, but is simply some of the viruses that caught...

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2010-12-04 06:40:00

A 23-year-old Russian man charged with operating a spam email business that may have accounted for as much as a third of global spam has pleaded not guilty in a US court where he was ordered held without bail. Appearing in court with a lawyer and an interpreter in tow, Oleg Nikolaenko asked a federal magistrate to consider allowing a form of house arrest in Milwaukee while pending trial. "He is a citizen and resident of Russia and the government believes if released he would seek to return...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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