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2010-02-27 08:25:00

Is it possible to hide honeypot traps from Botnet drones Armies of networked computers that have been compromised by malicious software are commonly known as Botnets. Such Botnets are usually used to carry out fraudulent and criminal activity on the Internet. Now, writing in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, US computer scientists reveal that the honeypot trap designed to protect computers from Botnets are now vulnerable to attack because of advances in Botnet...

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2010-02-26 06:25:00

Microsoft announced Thursday that it had been given the go-ahead to cripple a massive network which has been sending out millions of spam emails, AFP reported. Microsoft's Digital Crime Unit received authorization from a US judge to sever command computers used by cyber crooks to spread the malicious Waledac virus through hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world. "We decided the best tactic would be to literally build a wall between the bot-herder, the command computer, and all...

2010-02-18 07:00:00

HERNDON , Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NetWitness, the world leader in advanced persistent threat detection and real-time network forensics, announced today that its analysts have discovered a dangerous new ZeuS botnet affecting 75,000 systems in 2,500 organizations around the world. The newly-discovered infestation, dubbed the "Kneber botnet" after the username linking the infected systems worldwide, gathers login credentials to online financial systems, social networking sites and email...

2009-10-20 13:20:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Damballa, Inc., a security company focused on protecting enterprises from botnet breaches, today announced that it has joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance(TM) (SIA) partner program. As a member of the program, Damballa will integrate its Failsafe(TM) botnet identification and mitigation appliances with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO(TM)) platform. This combination will give enterprises greater...

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2009-10-11 08:45:00

Comcast Corp is seeking help from its subscribers in fighting the armies of "botnets" that devour bandwidth by sending spam and facilitating cybercrime. The company began testing a service this week with subscribers in Denver, who will now receive pop-up messages from Comcast if their computers appear to have been hijacked by a botnet. One botnet, or infected computer, can have tens of thousands or even millions of PCs at its command. Comcast's pop-up message directs subscribers to a Comcast...

2009-09-23 09:31:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Damballa, Inc., the only security company focused on identification and mitigation of bot-driven targeted attacks against the enterprise, today announced the company's strategic Advisory Board. Damballa's Advisory Board consists of key industry leaders and influencers in IT security with over 75 years of combined experience in the technology marketplace. Damballa's Advisory Board members include: Raymond Komar, Vice President of Business Development at...

2009-08-04 18:57:05

The Conficker botnet, released as an April Fools' joke, seems to still be around, a U.S. computer security officer said. ABC News reported more than 5.5 million computers remain infected by the convincingly written rogue computer code that contained a vague threat April 1. Most of the infestations are in Vietnam, China and Brazil. The gang behind Conficker are no fools. They know coding, development cycles, crypto. They are clever and are watching us, their enemy in the security industry,...

2009-07-26 07:36:54

Fake Internet postcards circulating through e-mail inboxes worldwide are carrying links to the virus known as Zeus Bot, said Gary Warner, director of computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Zeus Bot has been named America's most pervasive computer Botnet virus by Network World magazine, reportedly infecting 3.6 million U.S. computers. "These fake postcards ask users to click and download to view the contents, and as soon as that click is made the Zeus Bot malware...

2009-05-19 07:00:00

Company Chosen for Prestigious Award over Thousands of Applicants ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Damballa, Inc., the only security company focused on protecting enterprises from bot-driven targeted attacks, today announced the company has won the 2009 Red Herring 100. To be selected as a Red Herring 100 winner or finalist is a mark of distinction and validates the problems solved by innovators like Damballa by placing a focus on the significance and difference these solutions make in their...

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2009-04-24 15:10:00

Just as many computer security experts began to believe it was a fluke, the Conficker virus apparently slowly became active weeks after its expected April 1 launch date. The worm, which started spreading to millions of computers last year, appears to be turning its infected hosts into servers for e-mail spam, security experts told Reuters. Analysts have yet to discover the source of the malware, but Vincent Weafer, a vice president with Symantec Security Response said the creators began using...


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