Tag: waledac

Microsoft details Rustock botnet takedown 
By Liam Tung | Mar 21, 2011 | Comment Now 
A million bots at a loose end, still infected.
Waledac botnet wakes up in 2011 with new run of pharmaceutical spam 
Microsoft to assume control over Waledac domains 
Waledac takedown severed 100,00 computers from network 
By Dan Raywood | Mar 19, 2010 | Comment Now 
Operation b49 "decimates communications" from botnet.
Waledac demise imminent after shutdown of domains 
By Dan Kaplan | Feb 26, 2010 | Comment Now 
The death knell for Waledac may be near after a US judge ordered the takedown of the botnet's domains.
Microsoft begins assault on Waledac botnet 
By David Neal | Feb 26, 2010 | Comment Now 
Claims success in shutting down connections.
Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Jan 6, 2010 | Comment Now 
Exploits vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Reader, and Internet Explorer.
Waledac kicks off new spam campaign 
By Chuck Miller | Apr 17, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new campaign to lure users into downloading malware is running on the Waledac botnet, according to security researchers.
Waledac might be out for revenge in latest spam run 
By Dan Kaplan | Apr 3, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Waledac trojan, which has made its living off tricking people into visiting malware-serving or pharmaceutical-hawking websites, now just may be trying to get even.
New Waledac spam falsely warns of bomb blasts 
By Dan Kaplan | Mar 17, 2009 | Comment Now 
Security companies warned today of a new malware campaign in which the Waledac botnet creators are distributing emails that falsely claim the recipient's city has been the site ...
Conficker and Waledec lead to increase in spam for first months of 2009 
Mar 10, 2009 | Comment Now 
Spam continues to evolve in 2009 as cybercriminals use new tactics.
Waledac botnet is active again with malicious money saving website built 
By Dan Raywood | Mar 3, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Waledac botnet has become active again with 15,000 messages per hour being sent out.
Global financial crisis brings rise in 'bargain' spam 
By Shaun Nichols | Feb 24, 2009 | Comment Now 
Messages promising cash-savings and discounts are becoming an increasingly popular tool for spammers, according to McAfee.
Email worm spreads under guise of Valentine's Day greetings 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Jan 28, 2009 | Comment Now 
The criminal group behind the Waledac email worm, distributed last week in inauguration-related phishing attacks, is now leveraging Valentine's Day to distribute malware and ...
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