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Microsoft, FBI Take Down Botnets That Stole $500 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
The two organizations have disrupted around 1,400 Citadel botnets.
Tags: Microsoft, malware, botnet, FBI, Zeus Trojan
Chameleon Botnet Stealing $6 Million Per Month
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 20, 2013
The group behind the botnet makes money through a click-jacking scheme.
Tags: botnet, fraud, clickjacking
Microsoft, Symantec Take Down Botnet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 07, 2013
The Bamital botnet had ensnared millions of PCs in a click-jacking scheme.
Tags: Microsoft, Symantec, botnet, clickjacking
Poland Takes Down 'Virut' Botnet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 21, 2013
A Polish domain registrar has seized domains that were used to help spread malware.
Tags: malware, botnet, Domain, security researcher
U.S.: Iran Is Behind Bank Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 10, 2013
Since September, numerous American banks have been targeted by hackers.
Tags: botnet, government, cyberattack, banking, DDOS, Iran, U.S.
FBI Takes Down Botnet That Targeted Facebook Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2012
International law enforcement agencies have arrested ten individuals for their part in an $850 million scheme.
Tags: Facebook, botnet, virus, FBI, hack attacks
A Laptop Infected With a Virus Before You've Even Turned It On
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 13, 2012
Microsoft sounds the warning about the Nitol malware, which has infected its supply chain.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuit, malware, botnet, virus
Researchers Say They Took Down World's Third-Largest Botnet
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 19, 2012
The Grum botnet was responsible for 18 percent of the world's spam.
Tags: security, spam, malware, botnet
Security Researchers Backtrack on Android Malware Claim
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 06, 2012
A Microsoft researcher admits he might not have found an Android botnet after all.
Tags: security, Android, spam, Microsoft, malware, botnet
Android Smartphones 'Used For Botnet', Researchers Say
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 05, 2012
A Microsoft researcher says Android phones are being used to send spam through Yahoo mail servers.
Tags: security, Android, spam, Microsoft, smartphone, botnet
Microsoft Claims to Take Down Zeus
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 26, 2012
The software giant helped law enforcement seize servers controlling the notorious botnet.
Tags: security, Microsoft, malware, botnet, hacker, Zeus
Microsoft Names Ex-Antivirus Employee as Botnet 'Suspect'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 24, 2012
The company believes that Andrey Sabelnikov, a former employee of a Russian security vendor, helped write the code for the Kelihos botnet.
Tags: security, Microsoft, botnet
Security Panel to IT: 'Expect a Breach'
By David Needle | Article Published April 05, 2010
Executives from a handful of security firms outline the biggest threats facing the enterprise, urge new policies to protect networks as workers bring consumer technologies behind the firewall.
Tags: security, IT security, malware, botnet, Breach Security
Spanish Botnet Could Paralyze Country
By - Reuters | Article Published March 04, 2010
Authorities say Spanish hackers were not aware that the illegal network they created could have taken down an entire country's computer networks.
Tags: cyber security, PC security, botnet, cyberattack, cyber attack
Microsoft to Take Down Global "Botnet"
By - Reuters | Article Published February 26, 2010
Microsoft won the right in a U.S. court to deactivate an international computer network that the software claims harmful computer codes.
Tags: security, Microsoft, PC security, botnet
Report: Businesses Vulnerable to Botnets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 05, 2009
A coalition of industry sources says that up to 25 percent of networks may be infected with botnets.
Tags: Windows, security, broadband, botnet, virus