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Ungodly Battle: Microsoft Versus Zeus
2012-03-26 10:55:44

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Software giant Microsoft, working closely with the United States Marshals Service, launched what it is calling its ℠most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date,´ seizing hundreds of web addresses in an attempt to bring down Zeus-based botnets. According to a New York Times report, US marshals raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, March 23, to shut down servers and obtain evidence for a civil suit Microsoft brought against...

2012-03-25 18:20:20

REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the financial services industry -- including the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association -- as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., announced it has successfully executed a coordinated global action against some of the most notorious cybercrime operations that fuel online fraud and...

2012-03-20 23:03:27

ThreatSTOP and Juniper SRX Services Gateways Solution Cuts Help Desk Tickets for Malware by 90% San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 ThreatSTOP announced today that the University of Baltimore has deployed ThreatSTOP Botnet Defense Cloud and Juniper SRX Services Gateways to provide adequate capacity for its future expansion and solve a persistent malware problem. ThreatSTOP Botnet Defense Cloud is a real-time IP reputation service that enables firewalls to block botnet and malware...

Microsoft Accuses Antivirus Ex-Employee Of Creating Kelihos Botnet
2012-01-24 13:35:07

Microsoft said on Monday that a former employee of antivirus company Agnitum is responsible for the operations of the Kelihos botnet. The company said that Andrey N. Sabelnikov, a citizen of Russia, is responsible for the malware. Kelihos was used to send out spam and spread malware to "thousands of PCs", until it was neutralized in 2011. "Microsoft presented evidence to the court that Mr Sabelnikov wrote the code for and either created, or participated in creating, the Kelihos...

2011-12-29 14:00:00

Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services, today announced it has issued a threat advisory for Dirt Jumper, a high-risk DDoS toolkit that can be used to launch application layer attacks on web sites. Prolexic has also developed a security-scanning tool that can be used to detect Dirt Jumper command and control servers. The threat advisory and scanner can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.prolexic.com/threatadvisories....

2011-11-03 11:41:00

The Coreflood botnet Takedown - Creative and proactive steps making the Internet more secure WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SANS Institute announced today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney General's Office have won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for their innovative techniques in cyber law enforcement using the computer virus' own command and control system to disable the malicious software. (Photo:...

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2011-07-19 10:50:00

Software giant Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those controlling the Rustock virus, The Los Angeles Times is reporting. The infamous Rustock was at one time responsible for turning an estimated 1 million computers worldwide into spamming machines, churning out billions of spam emails. The reward offer comes a few months after Microsoft, law enforcement and industry partners took down the botnet in March by...

2011-07-05 02:59:00

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announces the results of its aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Internet Threat Survey. 400 small and medium enterprises with 5 to 250 internet users were surveyed during 2010. The survey focused on mail and web traffic. The main conclusion is that, starting from September, a tremendous decline in the...