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2012-05-30 02:29:24

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, Michael Kaiser, released the following statement on the announcements today by the Internet Botnet Group (IBG): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110504/DC95016LOGO) "NCSA is thrilled to part of this voluntary effort by industry, trade associations, and non-profits to collaborate on the fight against botnets and malware. Botnets pose real risks to computer...

2012-05-30 02:29:06

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at a White House event discussing the risk botnets pose to Internet security, the Industry Botnet Group (IBG), a multi-industry group committed to working together to combat cyber threats, released its Principles for Voluntary Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Botnets in Cyberspace. The principles are designed to mitigate the threat of botnets through collaboration, education, and voluntary, flexible practices that can apply to a wide...

2012-05-29 10:24:47

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Michael DeCesare, Co-President at McAfee, will deliver a speech at "Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets", which is being hosted by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. What: The White House, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is deeply committed and currently engaged with industry leadership to convene and...

2012-05-29 06:26:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Michael DeCesare, Co-President at McAfee, will deliver a speech at "Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets", which is being hosted by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. What: The White House, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is deeply committed and currently engaged with industry leadership to convene and...

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2012-05-24 19:13:56

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com The creator of the Bredolab botnet–a 2010 bot used mostly to send spam emails–has just been sentenced to 4 years in prison by an Armenian district court. Gregory Avanesov, a 27-year-old Russian of Armenian descent, was sentenced on charges of creating and distributing the Bredolab virus. In the end, his botnet is said to have infected more than 30 million computers globally, stealing passwords and other private information, as well as pushing...

Algorithms Can Catch And Stop Botnets
2012-05-02 04:22:44

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Indian computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can be used to not only catch a botnet on a computer network, but also to stop the malware from inflicting any harm upon a machine. The scientists will explain their 2-pronged approach in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing. Botnets have been making their rounds in the headlines as of late when it was discovered the Flashback malware had infected...

Flashback Botnet May Have Earned Its Creators $10,000 A Day
2012-05-01 14:49:16

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com The Flashback botnet has been busy lately. Not only has it been making headlines for nearly a month, it´s also been avoiding security patches and infecting Mac´s all the while. Now, a new report from security firm Symantec shows the Flashback botnet was also busy earning its makers cold hard cash to the tune of $10,000 a day. At the height of its infection, the Flashback botnet controlled an estimated 700,000 Windows and OS X machines. According...

Sophos Finds Traces Of More Mac Malware, Windows Users Should Also Take Note
2012-04-27 14:22:54

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Mac users who haven´t already installed the recent system updates should take this story as a very stern reminder that they are still at high risk of contracting malware on their machines. English security firm Sophos has identified a new malware attack which not only targets Mac users, but Windows users as well. Just like the 2 recent malware attacks which topped the headlines for weeks now, this new malware attack takes advantage of the same Java...

How Many On The Botnet? Flashback Malware May Still A Real Threat
2012-04-24 11:57:58

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Dr. Web, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback Botnet affecting thousands of Macs, says Apple´s attempts aren´t yet working. Their report, released on Friday, is contrary to reports from other security firms who claim the botnet is shrinking. Now, a new variant of the malware Flashback has been spotted and is already infecting thousands of Macs. With this new variant and conflicting estimates from different security...

Want To Keep Your Mac Clean? Don’t Use Word And Be A Known Tibetan Sympathizer
2012-04-17 04:18:18

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Computer security agency Securelist has discovered yet another trojan targeting Macs. Like the Flashback Trojan that made headlines last week, the new malware is also spread through Java exploits. Apple released 2 Java updates for Mac users last week, but the new malware, known as “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub” seems to spread despite the new patches. The new SabPub malware seems to be infected and be passed through Microsoft Office files and may even...