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Remove DNSChanger Malware Or Lose Internet Access
2012-07-05 13:49:04

Tens of thousands of Americans may lose their internet service Monday unless they check for (and remove) malware on their computers that may have installed itself on their machines more than a year ago.

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2012-05-24 19:13:56

The creator of the Bredolab botnet—a 2010 bot used mostly to send spam emails—has just been sentenced to 4 years in prison by an Armenian district court.

Algorithms Can Catch And Stop Botnets
2012-05-02 04:22:44

Indian computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can be used to not only catch a botnet on a computer network, but also to stop the malware from inflicting any harm upon a machine.

Flashback Botnet May Have Earned Its Creators $10,000 A Day
2012-05-01 14:49:16

A new report from security firm Symantec shows the Flashback botnet was busy earning its makers cold hard cash to the tune of $10,000 a day.

Apple Acknowledges Flashback, Seeks Heads
2012-04-11 11:37:46

Less than 5 days after the news broke of a new malware threat to Macintosh computers, Apple has not only acknowledged the issue, but has also announced they plan to attack it head on.

Beware Mac Users: Flashback Botnet Issue Discovered
2012-04-05 07:41:35

Russian Security Firm Dr. Web says they’ve discovered a botnet infecting nearly half a million Macs worldwide. The firm made their announcement on Wednesday about the more than 550,000 infected Macs.

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

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.


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