botnets

MessageLabs spots resilient new breed of botnets

MessageLabs spots resilient new breed of botnets

Latest examples can recover from shut down in just 48 hours.
Aug 26 2009 10:05AM
Worm turns Linux routers into botnet

Worm turns Linux routers into botnet

Researchers are warming of a new worm that targets DSL routers running a distribution of Linux.
Mar 25 2009 2:57PM
Webscraping allows hackers to hit online gambling sites with botnets

Webscraping allows hackers to hit online gambling sites with botnets

Online gambling sites are being hit by hackers who are using botnets that fix the odds to ensure large winnings.
Feb 5 2009 11:26AM
AFP and Telstra to fight hi-tech crime

AFP and Telstra to fight hi-tech crime

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Telstra will increase cooperative efforts to reduce hi-tech crimes like identity fraud, phishing, botnet networks and attacks on public and private sector computer networks.
Dec 10 2008 8:50PM
Botnets crawl back after McColo shutdown

Botnets crawl back after McColo shutdown

Mega-D botnet creators have set up new command and control servers and re-established their connections.
Dec 8 2008 12:45PM
Spam climbing back up after botnets return online

Spam climbing back up after botnets return online

The amount of unwanted email is again surging after a host of botnets -- led by the high-powered Srizbi network of compromised machines -- have reconnected to internet service providers.
Nov 27 2008 10:30AM
Mobile phones are vulnerable to botnets

Mobile phones are vulnerable to botnets

Security researchers at Georgia Tech have determined that mobile phones are vulnerable to hacking attacks.
Oct 16 2008 6:48AM
MySpace spam seeks botnets

MySpace spam seeks botnets

Researchers at Marshal, an internet security firm, are tracking a new spam campaign in which recipients receive messages inviting them to join MySpace – but a click on the link leads them to a bogus page containing malware disguised as an Adobe update.
Jan 18 2008 4:07PM
Georgia Tech researchers break down botnets

Georgia Tech researchers break down botnets

Warning that botnets are a "dynamic, evolving threat," researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have proposed the classification of botnet structures to provide an effective response framework for attacks and general remediation.
Dec 18 2007 9:33AM
Cyber-criminals turn to smaller botnets

Cyber-criminals turn to smaller botnets

Size counts in online crime.
Sep 28 2007 10:06AM
Botnets leapfrog DDoS attacks as top ISP threat

Botnets leapfrog DDoS attacks as top ISP threat

For the first time botnets have leapfrogged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks as the top operational threat to internet service providers (ISPs), new figures suggest.
Sep 19 2007 12:26AM
FBI tackles botnets and cybercrime

FBI tackles botnets and cybercrime

The US Department of Justice and the FBI have identified over one million compromised IP addresses as part of an ongoing cybercrime operation.
Jun 15 2007 10:18AM
Russia 'hired botnets' for Estonia cyber-war

Russia 'hired botnets' for Estonia cyber-war

Russian authorities accused of collusion with botnet owners.
Jun 1 2007 2:50PM
Evil Trojan twins control most of world's botnets

Evil Trojan twins control most of world's botnets

Sdbot and Gaobot malware groups responsible for 80 percent of botnets.
Apr 13 2007 3:59PM
Zombie botnets attack global DNS servers

Zombie botnets attack global DNS servers

Sustained attack launched last night.
Feb 8 2007 9:50AM
Botnets exploit patched Symantec stack overflow flaw

Botnets exploit patched Symantec stack overflow flaw

Security researchers today warned of a significant worm attack exploiting an old target, a privilege-escalation flaw in Symantec's Client Security and AntiVirus Corporate Edition solution that was patched in May.
Nov 29 2006 9:15AM
McAfee warns botnets could threaten infrastructure

McAfee warns botnets could threaten infrastructure

Researchers with McAfee released a whitepaper today that claims botnets could feasibly threaten most countries' infrastructures.
Oct 24 2006 6:20PM
Trend Micro turns tables on botnets

Trend Micro turns tables on botnets

Service for ISPs uses behavioural analysis technology.
Sep 28 2006 10:22AM
Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs

Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs

Acting on an anonymous tip, security researchers have uncovered two global botnets collectively controlling up to 150,000 compromised computers.
Mar 17 2006 10:05AM
Botnets used as tool for range of attacks

Botnets used as tool for range of attacks

Botnets, networks of compromised computers that can be remotely controlled by attackers, are used for many types of attacks, including identity theft, according to a recent report by the researchers at Honeynet Project.
Mar 15 2005 5:34PM

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