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2011-03-18 13:45:00

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday that it has helped in taking down one of the biggest producers of spam email in a joint effort with federal authorities across the U.S. The company said its legal action against the operator of the Rustock 'botnet' led to raids across the country on Thursday, which effectively shut the network down. Tech security bloggers who follow the activities of botnets around the world noticed a sharp dip in spam email coming from the Rustock network, which some say is...

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2011-01-11 07:35:00

A recently reported worldwide decline in spam email may only be a short-lived phenomenon, according to researchers. A network of infected computers used for the production of spam email has started up again after a dormancy of several weeks. The Rustock botnet mysteriously stopped sending spam emails in early December, resulting in a massive decline of spam. But according to security firm NetWitness, it has restarted its activities on Monday. Overall spam levels are still below August 2010...

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2011-01-06 10:15:00

Your e-mail trash folder may be looking a bit lean lately. Since August of last year, the overall volume of e-mail spam has steadily dropped and it was more pronounced at the end of 2010. The software security firm Symantec reports in its latest State of Spam Report & Phishing Report that there has been a huge reduction in output from the Rustock botnet, which was clearly the most dominant spam botnet in 2010. Since December 25, the Rustock botnet has basically disappeared as the amount...

2010-12-10 00:00:59

Fidelis XPSâ“ž¢ Anti-Botnet Feed Powered by Umbra Data (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Fidelis Security Systems, the market leader in network security solutions for the prevention of cyber attacks and data breaches, today announced that their award-winning network security solution, Fidelis XPSâ“ž¢, provides an Anti-Botnet threat intelligence feed powered by Umbra Data. Building upon the Anti-Malware and Anti-Phishing threat...

2010-11-15 09:45:00

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), a cyber-division of the police (KLPD), in a presentation at the GOVCERT.NL Symposium, today recognized Norman ASA's forensic contributions in assisting multinational police agencies in monitoring and disabling large, multinational cybercrime botnets. A botnet is a network of computers that can number more than a million nodes, where the computers are infected with malicious software and...

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2010-10-07 06:00:00

An executive at Microsoft has suggested that computers infected with viruses that can potentially infect other PCs should be blocked from being able to access the Internet. The proposal is based on lessons learned from public health, said Scott Charney of the software giant's Trustworthy Computing team. The team is designed to take down networks of infected computers under the control of cyber criminals. Putting the computers under quarantine would stop the spread of a virus and allow...

2010-09-09 20:15:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2010, Symantec Security Response began actively tracking a new, malicious computer worm that spreads What/Why: using a socially engineered e-mail attack. The threat arrives via an e-mail that asks the recipient to click on a link embedded in the e-mail. This link actually points to a malicious program file that is disguised as a PDF...

2010-07-28 18:37:00

MADRID and OTTAWA, Ontario, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Spain's Panda Security and Canada's Defence Intelligence provided key information to the FBI and international authorities that led to catching 23 year-old, "Iserdo," the confirmed author of the Butterfly botnet kit. With their partners in the Mariposa Working Group, the two security firms identified Iserdo by analyzing the software behind the Mariposa botnet that compromised millions of systems worldwide. Iserdo was arrested last...

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2010-07-28 13:00:00

A 23-year-old computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia. The hacker is believed to have written the program behind the Mariposa virus, which is also known as the "butterfly." The botnet was dismantled earlier this year after infecting 12.7 million computers. The virus was designed to steal personal financial details and was also found in the PCs of banks and major companies. Officials from around the world have been trying to capture the criminals behind the massive...

2010-07-05 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New mobile viruses, disguised as "Free World Cup VOD" and other hot topics, were captured last week by the Mobile Security Center of NetQin Mobile Inc. More than 500 complaint cases were reported and filed on June 23. Identified as ShadowSrv.A, FC.Downsis.A, BIT.N and MapPlug.A, these viruses were embedded in mini mobile games to lure users to download. Once downloaded, the device will be controlled by the virus originator. The virus propagation...


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