Latest Botnets Stories

2008-09-04 11:15:00

Security experts say the summer saw a surge in the number of hijacked home PCs or "zombies".

2008-08-29 06:00:31

BT has expanded its global event monitoring and correlation service to include the defense of enterprise networks from malicious botnet attacks.

2008-08-12 09:00:55

Cyber criminals are using 'blended attacks' to distribute malware and links to hacked websites via email on an unprecedented scale. Unpatched browsers are putting more than 45 percent of Internet users at risk when they visit legitimate Websites infected with malicious code.

2008-08-10 03:00:10

By Anonymous IT MAY SOUND LIKE A THIRD-RATE HORROR film, but the botnets like Storm Worm are causing businesses on the internet grief.

2008-08-07 09:00:24

The Rustock botnet has moved into first place as the world's single largest source of spam after an unprecedented wave of malicious spam, say experts from Marshal's TRACE Team (Threat Research and Content Engineering).

2008-07-23 15:00:47

By MONAHAN, Kate A teenage computer hacker from Whitianga who infected 1.3 million computers worldwide avoided conviction this week. His skills are so highly regarded that Police might use him to fight other cyber crime. Kate Monahan reports.

2008-07-19 15:00:22

WANDER into a university, take to its computers with an axe and you're likely to have some tough questions to answer, a conviction on your record and somewhat dimmed employment prospects.

2008-07-01 06:00:22

MessageLabs, the leading provider of messaging and web security services to businesses worldwide, today announced the results of its MessageLabs Intelligence Report for June 2008.

2008-06-25 09:02:38

The volume of malicious spam in circulation has more than tripled in one week, according to new research from Marshal's TRACE team. This sharp increase can be largely attributed to the Srizbi botnet, which is currently responsible for 46 percent of all spam sent.

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