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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.

2010-12-10 00:00:59

Fidelis XPSâ„¢ 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„¢, provides an Anti-Botnet threat intelligence feed powered by Umbra Data.

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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.

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.

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2010-07-28 13:00:00

A 23-year-old computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia.

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.

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.

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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.

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.


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