Bitcoin mining botnet ZeroAccess tops Fortinet’s threat landscape report

There are evil doers on the Internet, and they’re after your Bitcoins. Network security vendor Fortinet has released its quarterly threat report for the three months ending March 31, and its top reported

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Religious Web sites top ‘most dangerous’ list

Have you been warning employees to stay clear of adult sites because they're laden with malware?Symantec Corp. suggests you might want to serve equal warning about Web sites in the opposite site of

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Kelihos gang is building a new botnet

The cyber-criminal gang that operated the recently disabled Kelihos botnet has already begun building a new botnet with the help of a Facebook worm, according to security researchers from Seculert.Security experts from Kaspersky

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Microsoft’s Zeus takedown helps, but does not cure

Takedowns of Zeus botnet command and control servers like the one executed last week by Microsoft and others do reduce the criminal activity they spawn - for a while - but attackers learn

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Tim Greene

Botnets and future threats

By Paul Comessotti and Kellman Meghu (This blog is the continuation of Botnets – The hacker’s backdoor to your network) Looking at the evolution of the bot threat, the first bot, "GMBot", was

Published on: March 14th, 2012 IDG News Service

Botnets – The hacker’s backdoor to your network

 by Paul Comessotti and Kellman Meghu Botnets are one of the most significant network security threats facing organizations today. Compromising anywhere from a few thousand to well over a million systems, botnets

Published on: March 14th, 2012 IDG News Service

Year’s largest denial of service attack identified

A week-long DDoS attack that launched a flood of traffic at an Asian e-commerce company in early November was the biggest such incident so far this year, according to Prolexic, a company that

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

6 weird malware tricks hackers use to bypass security

The mobile malware deluge everybody has been warning about may not be upon us – yet. But a couple of security experts say this should not lull businesses into a false sense of

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

What you should know about the RSA SecurID breach

RSA's disclosure last Thursday that it has suffered a sophisticated cyberattack in which attackers obtained some type of information about RSA's SecurID product for two-factor authentication is prompting a variety of suggestions in

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Spam levels decline in January, but not for long

After the dramatic decline in spam levels seen over the holidays, spam now accounts for 78.6 per cent of all email traffic, the lowest rate since March 2009. Results from our January 2011

Published on: January 30th, 2011 Paul Wood

Spam levels rebounds as Rustock awakes

Over the Christmas Holiday, spam activities the world over mysteriously went down. Even Rustock, considered to be the largest botnet, inexplicably went silent on Dec. 25. spam

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

2011 predictions: tech rebound continues despite security woes

Well my friends, 2010 was quite a year and as is our want, in this, the first issue of the New Year, we throw caution to the winds, dust off our crystal balls

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Mark Gibbs

MasterCard, PayPal reap botnet payback siege for shunning WikiLeaks

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks. The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan