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Old Bank Account-Draining Virus Found Spreading On Facebook
2013-06-06 11:31:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An old virus is gaining some new life on Facebook, infecting users on PCs and even Android and BlackBerry mobile operating systems. The Trojan virus “Zeus” steals passwords and banking information before emptying out entire accounts. Zeus has been floating around the Internet for nearly six years and now security experts at TrendLabs say it´s been picking up steam by infecting Facebookers and their friends....

2013-05-22 23:19:33

Largest cyberattack ever recorded slows down entire Internet. Virus removal experts warn zombie computer attacks are only going to increase in severity and scale. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 As the zombie pop culture phenomenon continues to roll on, there is a real undead army lurking and waiting to attack unsuspected victims. But this isn´t an episode of The Walking Dead or the latest Hollywood zombie blockbuster. It´s the millions of computers left vulnerable to...

2013-05-10 23:03:39

Session Will Address How Companies Can Combat Cybercriminals at the Points of Login, New Account Origination, and Wire Transfers. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 ThreatMetrix, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announced that it is speaking and exhibiting at e-Crime Russia on May 15 at the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Stephen Topliss, ThreatMetrix´s services and support director, EMEA, will present on May 15 from...

Rogue Researchers Find Web Is A Very Unsecured Place
2013-03-21 14:10:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research isn´t always pretty. Sometimes some crude methods must be employed to find the real truth of the matter. For instance, a group of unnamed and informal researchers recently created a botnet to scour the web and look for unsecured devices. What started out as a joke resulted in a good piece of data which reveals just how unsecured much of the web can be. The botnet was used to send out messages to random IP...

Spider Locates Chameleon Botnet Munching On Click Fraud Revenues
2013-03-20 18:49:36

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online UK-based Spider.io has identified the Chameleon botnet, a network of over 120,000 compromised machines in the United States. Spider.io, an organization that identifies and measures human website activity and was formed at the Imperial College of London, estimates the botnet costs advertisers roughly $6.2 million a month for ad impressions served to infected computers. The Chameleon botnet is not the first of its kind. Microsoft...

2013-02-17 23:00:24

A cyber threat report(http://www.gtsecuritysummit.com/report.html) says cloud computing has become an evolving platform for botnet-based attacks. By using a Domain Generation Algorithm, attackers are able to render themselves undetectable by security devices. Hong Kong (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 The newly published Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2013, prepared by Georgia Tech Information Security Center and Georgia Tech Research Institute, has highlighted cloud-based botnet...

2013-02-12 08:26:43

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In January 2013, IPCopper researchers took an in-depth look into the behavior and vulnerabilities of computers infected by trojans and malware (collectively botnets). They identified that many botnet masters use their stables of enslaved computers for the simple purpose of generating fraudulent "clicks" on online advertisements. The crux of the research was to find out whether by running an online ad campaign one could easily target and...

Microsoft And Symantec Turn Tables On $1M Per Year Botnet Scam
2013-02-07 14:06:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has done it again, this time disrupting a crime operation which was controlling thousands of PCs without the permission or knowledge of their owners. Teaming up with Symantec, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit was able to bring down the Bamital botnet, which was taking over users´ web searches and guiding them to dangerous sites. These sites would then install malware on the...

2013-01-25 23:03:56

Botnets are large networks of systems or devices which have had their system security compromised and in turn can be used to do the cyber-bidding of an outside attacker, almost always without the system´s or device´s user ever even knowing it´s going on. Global Digital Forensics offers clients deep analysis malware testing to help uncover and eradicate the underlying Trojans and rootkits that let hackers enslave their many victims. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 With...

Facebook Helps FBI Bring Down Butterfly Botnet
2012-12-12 14:19:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any other destination online, Facebook can be a very dangerous place. Aside from their ever-shifting privacy policies and settings, their more than 1 billion users are quite attractive to those given to cyber thievery. Scams are nothing new to Facebook users, and to the social giant´s credit, they work very hard to keep criminals away from their site. Today, it was announced that Facebook had a hand in helping the...