What countries are responsible for relaying the most spam?
Sophos releases its latest “dirty dozen” report.
It’s Halloween. A time for ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night.
What better time can there be to kill some zombies?
The Virus Bulletin conference is told about the investigation into a modern malware-writing gang.
But with only two of the cybercriminals sentenced, was justice really done?
MasterCard’s website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.
Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist’s best friend – but don’t forget they’re illegal.
A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.
One of the world’s most notorious spammers faces jail after admitting that he had sex with under-age girls.
WordPress.com, home to millions of blogs around the world, is currently being hit by an “extremely large” distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
A new report by Sophos has revealed the top twelve spam-relaying countries – and, once again, it’s bad news for the United States.
Is it sensible to volunteer to be part of a distributed denial-of-service attack? Learn first about the legality, and the other DDoSers who may have gone before you, and ended up in jail.
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.
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.
A Scottish computer hacker has pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to breaking the Computer Misuse Act, after spreading malware around the world.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.
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.
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.