Latest Botnet Stories

2012-03-07 21:46:37

Analysis of Egypt and Libya´s Internet Censorships Could Lead to Early Warning Systems On a January evening in 2011, Egypt — with a population of 80 million, including 23 million Internet users — vanished from cyberspace after its government ordered an Internet blackout amidst anti-government protests that led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The following month, the Libyan government, also under siege, imposed an Internet “curfew” before...

Anonymous Attack Tool Infects Its Own Users With Zeus Trojan
2012-03-05 05:41:01

Hackers who have downloaded a tool to help Anonymous launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks may also have unwittingly downloaded a piece of malware that has compromised their online banking accounts, a U.S. security firm has revealed. According to John Leyden of The Register, Symantec, the developers of Norton Antivirus software, discovered that those who have recently downloaded the Anonymous 'Slowloris' tool used "to flood websites with open connections and ultimately knock...

2012-02-15 11:30:00

Columbia West Properties Deploys OpenDNS Enterprise to protect four luxury hotels and its corporate network from inappropriate content, conserve precious bandwidth and centralize management. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 OpenDNS, the world's largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet security and DNS services that deliver a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience to everyone, today announced Columbia West Properties is using OpenDNS Enterprise, the hospitality...

Koobface Gang Identified
2012-01-18 05:36:40

A gang of Russian cyber criminals behind the Koobface computer virus that has plagued Facebook and other sites since 2008 has been identified, according to online security experts. The Koobface virus depended on the ignorance of online users. The virus would send the user a message like, “You look just awesome in this new movie.” If a user clicked on the link it would falsely tell them their Flash player needed to be upgraded which would then expose the computer to the Koobface...

2011-11-17 14:05:00

Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services, today announced that it has created a data forensics and analysis group that will provide detailed pre-­Ã¢Â and post-­Ã¢Âattack data to clients as a subscription service. The new group and service is called Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXSERT). Hollywood, Florida USA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Prolexic Technologies,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'