Latest Botnets Stories

2009-04-22 15:20:23


2009-04-22 15:53:43

Security experts say malicious hackers have taken over almost two million PCs globally, including machines inside UK and US government departments.

2009-04-08 12:55:00

According to a recent report issued by Microsoft’s security wing, more than 97% of the e-mails sent daily over the internet are spam.

2009-03-28 12:27:22

On Wednesday (April Fools' Day), security experts say the fast-moving Conficker computer worm, which has infected at least 3 million PCs, is set to wreak even more havoc.

2009-03-22 07:50:00

Some of the world’s top computer security experts are fighting a spectacular cat-and-mouse battle with the brazen creator of a malicious software program known as Conficker.

2009-03-19 10:45:37

Investigators say they are still baffled by a computer virus so gnarly that U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp.

2008-12-08 08:30:00

Marshal8e6 Trace Team security experts say botnet is again spamming in large volumes ORANGE, Calif. and BASINGSTOKE, England, Dec.

2008-11-26 14:40:00

When authorities shut down the Web hosting company McColo two weeks ago, the amount of worldwide spam plummeted by roughly two-thirds.

2008-10-31 17:15:00

A virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created" was responsible for the theft of around 500,000 online bank accounts and credit and debit cards, the RSA said.

2008-09-12 12:00:14

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Web browsing is all it takes to infect your computer with a bot that turns it into an international spam server, or worse.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.