Botnet

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Global recession? What global recession?

If there’s one industry which is booming, despite the tough economic times, it’s cybercrime – and nowhere is that more obvious to the average man in the street than the sector of cybercrime that concerns itself with spam. Here’s how to fight back


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Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren’t noble

Graham Cluley argues that it’s not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.


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Jail for the LulzSec hacking gang members

BREAKING NEWS: Members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London.


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Have your say – LulzSec: helpful, harmless or hideous? [VOTE NOW]

LulzSec are about to be sentenced, which will tell us what the judge thinks.

But why not tell us what you think, right here, right now?


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The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.


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Suspected Mariposa botnet mastermind is denied bail

The man believed to have created the Mariposa botnet which compromised millions of computers across the globe, has been denied bail.


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The biggest Mac malware attack of all time – blogger names suspected mastermind

Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs has shared details of his investigation into who might have been behind Flashback – which hit more than 600,000 Mac computers in early 2012.


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Chameleons, botnets and click fraud

A botnet called “Chameleon” is said to be generating more than $6 million a month through bogus clicks on online adverts.

Find out more about how click fraud works.


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Suspected gang behind the $850 million Butterfly botnet arrested

Facebook helps the FBI arrest 10 suspected members of an $850 million botnet gang.


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Sophos Security Threat Report 2013 – the safest and riskiest countries revealed

Download the free Sophos Security Threat Report, looking back over 2012 and exploring what security threats and trends we will all be facing tomorrow.


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Counterattack! Suspected hacker caught on HIS WEBCAM, while spying on Georgia

The Georgian government’s CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an internet attack to Russia’s security services, and even turned the tables on a hacker it believes was involved by secretly taking over his computer and taking video footage of him.


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Are you ready for International Kill A Zombie Day, 2012?

Forget trick-or-treating, use the excuse of Halloween to exterminate some zombie computers instead!


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Skype worm spreads, using LOL trick to infect unwary users

Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers.


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How Earth Day could save both the planet… and the internet

Earth Day really did make a difference – at least in the world of internet security.

That’s one of the conclusions revealed in a paper presented today at the Virus Bulletin (VB2012) conference in Dallas, Texas.


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Suspected Mariposa botnet mastermind goes on trial

A hacker, believed to have created the Mariposa botnet which compromised millions of computers across the globe, has gone on trial in Slovenia.


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Indian computers the worst for flooding the internet with spam, report discovers

SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for April – June 2012.


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