Latest Botnets Stories

Gameover Zeus Botnet Reanimated By Cyber Criminals
2014-07-14 10:09:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Security researchers have warned that cyber criminals have begun to resurrect the Gameover Zeus botnet. This attempt to reanimate the botnet, which is essentially a collection of zombie computers that can be activated to perform denial of service (DoS) attacks on banks and other financial organizations, reportedly began even as malware experts had been dismantling the previous version of the network. In early June the United States...

2014-06-16 08:34:04

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration. First, the two week deadline expires on June 17th, leaving just one week left before cybercriminals could regain control of their botnet. Second, stories of the GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker campaign have already spawned a number of copycats among mobile malware writers. Last Sunday, June 8th,...

2014-06-07 23:02:08

Massive financial fraud, data for ransom and other sophisticated attacks are par for the course when it comes to giant botnets, and as details trickle in about some of the biggest botnet takedowns ever, US businesses better take notice. GDF’s founder discusses some of these newest revelations and the importance for organizations to undergo regular in-depth testing and to have sound emergency response plans in place. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 On Tuesday, June 3rd, Reuters...

2014-06-03 12:46:23

LISBON, Portugal, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnubisNetworks, a leader in real-time threat intelligence helps FBI in U.S.-Led Multi-National Action against "GameOver Zeus" Botnet and "Cryptolocker" Ransomware. According to security researchers, it's estimated that Cryptolocker has infected more than 234,000 computers, generating losses of more than $27 million in ransom payments made in just the first two months since the ransomware emerged. In addition, the FBI...

Malicious Software Networks Shut Down By US-Led Investigation
2014-06-02 15:13:58

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had lead a multinational action against the "Gameover Zeus" botnet and "cryptolocker" ransomware. These malware programs made up a global network of infected computers that were used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars from businesses and consumers. The DOJ unsealed criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska against an...

2014-05-29 08:37:12

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Malicious attachments in April came disguised [http://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792336/Spam_in_April_2014 ] as e-greetings and notifications about faxes. In the case of the former, alleged Easter greetings turned out to be the Fareit.aonw Trojan with fairly limited functionality: it didn't try to steal any passwords, but did download and launch a far more dangerous Zbot Trojan-Spy designed to attack servers and steal personal data....

Microsoft, FBI, Int'l Law Agencies Work Together To Disrupt Botnets
2013-12-06 13:04:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Software giant Microsoft is working with international law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol, in an effort to disrupt the ZeroAccess botnets. ZeroAccess, a nefarious network of computers that are infected with malware to trigger online fraud, remains one of the world’s largest botnets in the world and is used to hijack web search results and redirect users to potentially dangerous...

Pony Botnet Steals Two Million Passwords From Social Network Users
2013-12-05 05:51:54

[ Watch the Video: Malicious Botnet Ripped Of Millions Of Passwords ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An internet security firm found more than two million stolen passwords for a number of social networking sites posted online. Internet security firm Trustwave detailed the findings in a blog series titled "Look What I Found." The finding included more than two million login credentials gleaned from the Pony Botnet Controller. In the post, Trustwave's Daniel Chechik...

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