waledac

Microsoft details Rustock botnet takedown

Microsoft details Rustock botnet takedown

A million bots at a loose end, still infected.
Mar 21 2011 5:38AM
Waledac botnet wakes up in 2011 with new run of pharmaceutical spam

Waledac botnet wakes up in 2011 with new run of pharmaceutical spam

Cybercriminals return from break.
Jan 17 2011 12:33PM
Microsoft to assume control over Waledac domains

Microsoft to assume control over Waledac domains

Court transfers ownership.
Sep 9 2010 2:19PM
Waledac takedown severed 100,00 computers from network

Waledac takedown severed 100,00 computers from network

Operation b49 "decimates communications" from botnet.
Mar 19 2010 11:00AM
Waledac demise imminent after shutdown of domains

Waledac demise imminent after shutdown of domains

The death knell for Waledac may be near after a US judge ordered the takedown of the botnet's domains.
Feb 26 2010 11:16AM
Microsoft begins assault on Waledac botnet

Microsoft begins assault on Waledac botnet

Claims success in shutting down connections.
Feb 26 2010 6:40AM
Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards

Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards

Exploits vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Reader, and Internet Explorer.
Jan 6 2010 11:59AM
Waledac kicks off new spam campaign

Waledac kicks off new spam campaign

A new campaign to lure users into downloading malware is running on the Waledac botnet, according to security researchers.
Apr 17 2009 10:00AM
Waledac might be out for revenge in latest spam run

Waledac might be out for revenge in latest spam run

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.
Apr 3 2009 11:41AM
New Waledac spam falsely warns of bomb blasts

New Waledac spam falsely warns of bomb blasts

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 of a bomb blast.
Mar 17 2009 10:40AM
Conficker and Waledec lead to increase in spam for first months of 2009

Conficker and Waledec lead to increase in spam for first months of 2009

Spam continues to evolve in 2009 as cybercriminals use new tactics.
Mar 10 2009 11:15AM
Waledac botnet is active again with malicious money saving website built

Waledac botnet is active again with malicious money saving website built

The Waledac botnet has become active again with 15,000 messages per hour being sent out.
Mar 3 2009 11:44AM
Global financial crisis brings rise in 'bargain' spam

Global financial crisis brings rise in 'bargain' spam

Messages promising cash-savings and discounts are becoming an increasingly popular tool for spammers, according to McAfee.
Feb 24 2009 2:53PM
Email worm spreads under guise of Valentine's Day greetings

Email worm spreads under guise of Valentine's Day greetings

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 expand a botnet.
Jan 28 2009 10:36AM

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