Tag: botnets

Microsoft criticised for heavy-handed No-IP domain seizure 
 
The rise of the white hat vigilante 
By Darren Pauli | Sep 12, 2013 | Comment Now 
Meet the renegades that strike out against the criminal underground.
 
Obad trojan spreads through Android botnets 
 
Game of Memory could out bots online 
By Darren Pauli | Jul 3, 2013 | Comment Now 
Subtle differences in brain function too expensive for bot writers to apply.
 
Botnets 3.0: Global malware 
By Karen Epper Hoffman | Jul 3, 2013 | Comment Now 
Thanks to willing accomplices and easy-to-use technology, the threat from linked computers is expanding.
 
Microsoft, FBI crack Citadel botnets 
By Jim Finkle | Jun 6, 2013 | Comment Now 
Australian law enforcement contributes to bust.
 
Microsoft offers CERTs, telcos real-time threat data 
By Dan Raywood | May 31, 2013 | Comment Now 
Intel on botnets and malware.
 
IIA softens approach on botnets 
By James Hutchinson | Apr 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
As code gains international acceptance.
 
Chinese-built botnets full of bugs 
By Darren Pauli | Oct 6, 2011 | Comment Now 
Botnets borrow code, and bugs too.
 
Botnets go search crazy 
By Dan Raywood | Aug 17, 2011 | Comment Now 
Hundreds of searches found to use paging parameter queries.
 
Humans replace machines in future botnets 
By Darren Pauli | Jul 19, 2011 | Comment Now 
Human nodes outsmart conventional defences.
 
Analysis: Offensive action against botnets 
Does a botnet takedown set questionable precedents or is it a viable way to cleanse compromised computers?
 
Botnets to 'hide in plain view' in 2011 
By Jennifer Scott | Dec 8, 2010 | Comment Now 
Botnets will hide within files rather than coming through nasty downloads.
 
Iranian Cyber Arms shifts efforts toward malware, botnets 
By Dan Kaplan | Oct 26, 2010 | Comment Now 
Twitter hackers building botnet.
 
Botnets for hire at $10 an hour 
May 25, 2010 | Comment Now 
Security firm VeriSign finds control of attack systems is being dangerouslydemocratised.
 
Grum and Rustock botnets drive spam to new levels 
By Shaun Nichols | Mar 2, 2010 | Comment Now 
Overall junk email levels rose five per cent in February.
 
Microsoft begins assault on Waledac botnet 
By David Neal | Feb 26, 2010 | Comment Now 
Claims success in shutting down connections.
 
Stronger botnets and increased spam detections in 2009 
By Dan Raywood | Dec 9, 2009 | Comment Now 
Cybercriminals learn lessons from McColo shutdown.
 
New blood rejuvenates botnet ranks 
By Shaun Nichols | Sep 30, 2009 | Comment Now 
Emergence of networks boosts malware numbers.
 
Standard offers best practices for ISPs to fight botnets 
By Chuck Miller | Sep 18, 2009 | Comment Now 
A group charged with developing and promoting internet standards has published a new draft standard calling for measures that internet service providers can use to defeat botnets.
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