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Bamital botnet dismantled, as Microsoft seizes control of malware servers

Security experts at Microsoft, working with others in the computer security industry, have disrupted a botnet being used by the Bamital malware family.

Here’s how you know if *you* need to take any action on your PCs.


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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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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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Facebook donates $250,000 to help fight cybercrime (using money acquired from spammers)

Cybercrime investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been awarded $250,000 by Facebook, for the great work they do helping fight cybercrime – including helping unmask the people behind the Koobface botnet.


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HSBC recovers from DDoS attack, after internet banking services disrupted

HSBC has successfully recovered from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which saw a number of its websites brought down, making it impossible for customers to use internet banking services.


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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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Bredolab: Jail for man who masterminded botnet of 30 million computers

A man who was in command of a botnet of some 30 million computers worldwide has been sentenced to four years jail in Armenia.


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India becomes the king of the spammers, stealing America’s crown

SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for January – March 2012.


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Microsoft and US Marshals bring down Zeus botnet servers [VIDEO]

Microsoft, working with others in the financial services and computer security industry, has disrupted a number of botnets being used by the Zeus malware family, allegedly responsible for nearly half a billion dollars in damages.


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Accused Kelihos malware mastermind protests his innocence

A Russian man who has been accused by Microsoft of being the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet has used his LiveJournal blog to protest his innocence.


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Microsoft’s Kelihos botnet suspect used to work for computer security firm

Microsoft has alleged that a computer security firm’s ex-employee is the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet.


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How five members of the Koobface malware gang were unmasked

The in-depth story of how five men have been identified as part of the Koobface gang, in a detailed investigation conducted by independent researcher Jan Drömer and Dirk Kollberg of SophosLabs.

A must-read!


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