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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...

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...

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2012-09-13 17:37:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Cyber security can be tough. Surfing the web and using online tools can sometimes feel like walking through a darkened alley. You keep your eyes peeled, always checking your back and looking for the closest escape, just in case. As careful as they may be, what´s a web-user to do when their brand new PC arrives at their door loaded with malware before they ever plug it into the series of tubes and wires that is the World Wide...

Cyber Terrorist Sentenced To 30 Months For Botnet Scheme
2012-09-07 10:47:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber terrorism fighters everywhere have scored a small victory this week as Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to thirty months in prison for running a botnet that infected some 72,000 computers. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Schichtel sold command and control access to his botnet and confirmed that he was being paid $1,500 by at least one customer to have access to it. Schichtel plead guilty last year to a single count of...

Spam Botnet Defeated
2012-07-19 14:52:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You can put your children safely to bed tonight with an easy mind: Internet security experts last night were able to take down and defeat Grum, the world´s third-largest botnet. According to the researchers responsible for hunting down the botnet and delivering the final blow, Grum was so large, it was responsible for nearly 18% of the world´s spam, sending out 18 million spammy messages a day. FireEye – The...


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