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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...

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...

Koobface Gang Identified
2012-01-18 05:36:40

A gang of Russian cyber criminals behind the Koobface computer virus that has plagued Facebook and other sites since 2008 has been identified, according to online security experts. The Koobface virus depended on the ignorance of online users. The virus would send the user a message like, “You look just awesome in this new movie.” If a user clicked on the link it would falsely tell them their Flash player needed to be upgraded which would then expose the computer to the Koobface...

Major Companies Hit By Massive Hack Attack
2011-10-28 05:12:47

It has been discovered that several major companies have been hacked by a command and control server. The list of companies includes nearly 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and other massive corporations, according to CNN´s Money website. A command and control server is a computer that hackers use to direct the fleets of compromised PC´s that they have gained control over. After a period of time the infected PC´s communicate with the command and control server giving away...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

ThreatSTOP is Layer B of the service that drops "dirty traffic" from malware and botnet sites at the IP level, a very efficient approach to increase clean traffic for the network. ThreatSTOP uses only 2-8% of the comparable bandwidth to filter inbound traffic compared with other spam filters and proxies based on deep packet inspection. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 ThreatSTOP, the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service that prevents data loss from botnet attacks and...

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2011-07-19 10:50:00

Software giant Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those controlling the Rustock virus, The Los Angeles Times is reporting. The infamous Rustock was at one time responsible for turning an estimated 1 million computers worldwide into spamming machines, churning out billions of spam emails. The reward offer comes a few months after Microsoft, law enforcement and industry partners took down the botnet in March by...

2011-07-05 02:59:00

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announces the results of its aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Internet Threat Survey. 400 small and medium enterprises with 5 to 250 internet users were surveyed during 2010. The survey focused on mail and web traffic. The main conclusion is that, starting from September, a tremendous decline in the...

2011-05-11 00:00:27

Blocks Application-Layer DDoS Attacks That Threaten Availability Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) May 10, 2011 Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, today announced the Arbor Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) appliances, a new product family focused on securing the Internet data center (IDC) edge from threats against availability"” specifically, protection against application-layer...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

Unveillance, a new data leak intelligence organization recently announced the launch of their new cloud-based botnet intelligence platform. In the wake of the recent high profile takedown of the Coreflood botnet by the FBI, the Unveillance Intelligence Platform is aimed at providing real time intelligence to the corporate and government sectors to aid with identification and ultimate remediation of infections resulting in botnet participation. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 Today...

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2011-04-14 06:00:00

The FBI and Justice Department announced Wednesday they have disabled a huge network of virus-infected computers used to steal passwords and financial data by cyber criminals. In a joint statement, the agencies said the network, operating as the "Coreflood" botnet, is believed to have been in operation for nearly ten years and could have been behind infections of more than two million computers worldwide. Charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and illegal interception of electronic...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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