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2011-03-07 18:01:00

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU's 'cyber security' Agency, ENISA today published a comprehensive study on the botnet threat (networks of ordinary computers controlled by cybercriminals),and how to address it. The report looks at the reliability of botnet size estimates and makes recommendations for all groups involved in the fight against botnets. Alongside the main report the Agency sets out the top 10 key issues for policymakers in- 'Botnets: 10 Tough...

2010-12-10 00:00:59

Fidelis XPSâ“ž¢ Anti-Botnet Feed Powered by Umbra Data (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Fidelis Security Systems, the market leader in network security solutions for the prevention of cyber attacks and data breaches, today announced that their award-winning network security solution, Fidelis XPSâ“ž¢, provides an Anti-Botnet threat intelligence feed powered by Umbra Data. Building upon the Anti-Malware and Anti-Phishing threat...

2010-11-15 09:45:00

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), a cyber-division of the police (KLPD), in a presentation at the GOVCERT.NL Symposium, today recognized Norman ASA's forensic contributions in assisting multinational police agencies in monitoring and disabling large, multinational cybercrime botnets. A botnet is a network of computers that can number more than a million nodes, where the computers are infected with malicious software and...

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2010-10-07 06:00:00

An executive at Microsoft has suggested that computers infected with viruses that can potentially infect other PCs should be blocked from being able to access the Internet. The proposal is based on lessons learned from public health, said Scott Charney of the software giant's Trustworthy Computing team. The team is designed to take down networks of infected computers under the control of cyber criminals. Putting the computers under quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow...

2010-07-28 18:37:00

MADRID and OTTAWA, Ontario, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Spain's Panda Security and Canada's Defence Intelligence provided key information to the FBI and international authorities that led to catching 23 year-old, "Iserdo," the confirmed author of the Butterfly botnet kit. With their partners in the Mariposa Working Group, the two security firms identified Iserdo by analyzing the software behind the Mariposa botnet that compromised millions of systems worldwide. Iserdo was arrested last...

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2010-07-28 13:00:00

A 23-year-old computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia. The hacker is believed to have written the program behind the Mariposa virus, which is also known as the "butterfly." The botnet was dismantled earlier this year after infecting 12.7 million computers. The virus was designed to steal personal financial details and was also found in the PCs of banks and major companies. Officials from around the world have been trying to capture the criminals behind the massive...

2010-07-05 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New mobile viruses, disguised as "Free World Cup VOD" and other hot topics, were captured last week by the Mobile Security Center of NetQin Mobile Inc. More than 500 complaint cases were reported and filed on June 23. Identified as ShadowSrv.A, FC.Downsis.A, BIT.N and MapPlug.A, these viruses were embedded in mini mobile games to lure users to download. Once downloaded, the device will be controlled by the virus originator. The virus propagation...

2010-03-10 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the worldwide shutdown of the Mariposa botnet last week, Panda Security reported today that the massive botnet had infected 13 million computers in 190 countries and 31,901 cities. The take down was the result of a collaborative operation spearheaded by Panda Security, Defence Intelligence, the FBI and Spanish Guardia Civil, resulting in three arrests. According to Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, "The highest infection...

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2010-03-04 06:30:00

Police said that Spanish criminals that stole bank details from computers around the globe did not realize the power of the illegal network they had created, which could have paralyzed an entire country's computer system. Police said in a news conference on Wednesday that they arrested three people they believed to have been involved in one of the biggest computer crimes ever detected. The men were from small Spanish towns and between the ages 25 and 31.  They are suspected of...

2010-03-03 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE 2010 -- According to IT security firms Panda Security and Defence Intelligence, the Mariposa botnet, a massive network of infected computers designed to steal sensitive information, has been shutdown and three suspected criminals accused of operating the botnet have been arrested by Spanish law enforcement. Mariposa stole account information for social media sites and other online email services, usernames and passwords, banking...


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