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2013-02-17 23:00:24

A cyber threat report(http://www.gtsecuritysummit.com/report.html) says cloud computing has become an evolving platform for botnet-based attacks. By using a Domain Generation Algorithm, attackers are able to render themselves undetectable by security devices. Hong Kong (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 The newly published Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2013, prepared by Georgia Tech Information Security Center and Georgia Tech Research Institute, has highlighted cloud-based botnet...

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...

2010-04-06 07:50:34

The Information Warfare Monitor (Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the SecDev Group, Ottawa) and the Shadowserver Foundation announce the release of Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0. The report documents a complex ecosystem of cyber espionage that systematically targeted and compromised computer systems in India, the Offices of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations, and several other countries. Members of the research team are...

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2009-06-05 09:10:00

The federal government has cut off the Internet connection of a company charged with aiding criminals in posting a "witches' brew" of horrid subject matter online, like computer viruses and child pornography. The US Federal Trade Commission requested that Pricewert LLC's net links be disconnected after it reviewed the evidence of the firm's 'criminal' doings. Pricewert, owner of the "Triple Fiber Network" or "3FN," was not the kind of service that advertised on popular sites. Instead, the...

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2008-09-04 11:15:00

Security experts say the summer saw a surge in the number of hijacked home PCs or "zombies". Zombie numbers are tracked worldwide by the Shadowserver Foundation, they've seen at least a threefold increase in the last three months. It said more than 450,000 computers are now part of zombie networks, or botnets, run by hi-tech criminals. They say the rise is linked to attacks that booby-trap websites to try to infect the machines of visitors. Criminals recruit new machines to a botnet to create...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

By John Markoff Weeks before bombs started falling on Georgia, a security researcher in suburban Massachusetts was watching an attack against the country in cyberspace. Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks in Lexington noticed a stream of data directed at Georgian government sites with the message: "win+love+in+Rusia." Other Internet specialists in the United States said the attacks against Georgia's Internet infrastructure began as early as July 20, with coordinated barrages of millions of...

2008-08-13 21:00:14

By JOHN MARKOFF By John Markoff The New York Times Weeks before bombs started falling on Georgia, a security researcher in suburban Massachusetts was watching an attack against the country in cyberspace. Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks in Lexington noticed a stream of data directed at Georgian government sites containing the message: "win+love+in+Rusia." Other Internet experts in the United States said the attacks against Georgia's Internet infrastructure began as early as July 20,...


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