Latest Botnet Stories

How Many On The Botnet? Flashback Malware May Still A Real Threat
2012-04-24 11:57:58

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Dr. Web, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback Botnet affecting thousands of Macs, says Apple´s attempts aren´t yet working. Their report, released on Friday, is contrary to reports from other security firms who claim the botnet is shrinking. Now, a new variant of the malware Flashback has been spotted and is already infecting thousands of Macs. With this new variant and conflicting estimates from different security...

Want To Keep Your Mac Clean? Don’t Use Word And Be A Known Tibetan Sympathizer
2012-04-17 04:18:18

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Computer security agency Securelist has discovered yet another trojan targeting Macs. Like the Flashback Trojan that made headlines last week, the new malware is also spread through Java exploits. Apple released 2 Java updates for Mac users last week, but the new malware, known as “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub” seems to spread despite the new patches. The new SabPub malware seems to be infected and be passed through Microsoft Office files and may even...

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...

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