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Apple Acknowledges Flashback, Seeks Heads
2012-04-11 11:37:46

Michael Harper for Redorbit.com Less than 5 days after the news broke of a new malware threat to Macintosh computers, Apple has not only acknowledged the issue, but has also announced they plan to attack it head on. A Russian security and anti-virus software maker Dr. Web made news last week when they announced the new return of an old threat, the Flashback malware Trojan. With more than 600,000 infected Macs. Dr. Web also noted there were 274 infected Macs at Apple´s own...

2012-04-05 23:00:06

InterWorking Labs provides dozens of new tests for validating SNMP agents. Network managers will appreciate resolution of max-repeater issues identified by NANOG. Scotts Valley, California (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 InterWorking Labs, the developers of SilverCreek, the authoritative SNMP Test Suite that improves the quality and operation of apps and devices in mobile, cloud, and wide area networks, today announced the newest version of the popular application featuring: A new suite of...

Beware Mac Users: Flashback Botnet Issue Discovered
2012-04-05 07:41:35

Russian Security Firm Dr. Web says they´ve discovered a botnet infecting nearly half a million Macs worldwide. The firm made their announcement on Wednesday about the more than 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the day, however, their malware specialist Sorokin Ivan increased this number, saying he had discovered more than 600,000 Macs on the botnet, with 274 of these Macs located at Apple´s headquarters in Cupertino, according to Ars Technica. Though no other security firm has...

Ungodly Battle: Microsoft Versus Zeus
2012-03-26 10:55:44

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Software giant Microsoft, working closely with the United States Marshals Service, launched what it is calling its ℠most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date,´ seizing hundreds of web addresses in an attempt to bring down Zeus-based botnets. According to a New York Times report, US marshals raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, March 23, to shut down servers and obtain evidence for a civil suit Microsoft brought against...

2012-03-25 18:20:20

REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the financial services industry -- including the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association -- as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., announced it has successfully executed a coordinated global action against some of the most notorious cybercrime operations that fuel online fraud and...

2012-03-22 10:26:46

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one in ten U.S. computers are infected by difficult-to-detect "bots" or "zombies," which "botmasters" can use for anything from sending spam, to eavesdropping on network traffic, to stealing user passwords. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) joined a unanimous vote at the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and...

2012-03-20 23:03:27

ThreatSTOP and Juniper SRX Services Gateways Solution Cuts Help Desk Tickets for Malware by 90% San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 ThreatSTOP announced today that the University of Baltimore has deployed ThreatSTOP Botnet Defense Cloud and Juniper SRX Services Gateways to provide adequate capacity for its future expansion and solve a persistent malware problem. ThreatSTOP Botnet Defense Cloud is a real-time IP reputation service that enables firewalls to block botnet and malware...

2012-03-06 15:40:00

MEDINA, Ohio, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Security firm Thirtyseven4, LLC creates a solution for millions of users worldwide to avoid Internet loss when the virus DNSChanger takes effect on Thursday, March 8, 2012. DNSChanger is a Trojan that targets Internet devices such as routers or home gateways. DNSChanger spread to millions of users worldwide through a highly efficient botnet. An estimated four million PC's in over one hundred countries have been compromised. The...