Botnet

Scottish hacker jailed for 18 months after widespread malware attack

Do you remember the widespread Stinx malware attack in 2006?

M00p cybercrime gang member Matthew Anderson, aka “warpigs”, has been sentenced to jail by a British court.


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Man jailed for DDoS attack against Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani

Just because you don’t agree with someone’s political views isn’t a good reason to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack against them. Former student pays the price for botnet activities.


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M00p virus-writing gang member pleads guilty

A Scottish computer hacker has pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to breaking the Computer Misuse Act, after spreading malware around the world.


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Man convicted: a story of sadistic revenge, online sex and DDoS attacks

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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‘Mastermind’ of Mariposa botnet arrested

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Kill A Zombie Day – Will you join the fight on Halloween?

Sophos declares October 31st to be International Kill A Zombie Day, dedicated to cleaning-up the millions of computers around the world that have been comandeered by criminals to send spam, distribute malware, and commit identity theft.


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20 hippos trying to get through a revolving door

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been hitting the headlines more than normal in the last week following a number of high profile news stories.


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