Relentlessly stalk and shatter hacker groups, expert urges

Criminal cybergangs must be harried, hounded and hunted until they're driven out of business, a noted botnet researcher said today as he prepared to pitch a new anti-malware strategy later this week at

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Bot blitz expected as cybercrooks change tactics

The brief global reprieve in the flow of spam from infected computers is nearly over, with new and more resilient botnets filling the void since the shutdown of Internet Service Provider (ISP) McColo

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Botnet saga – Deadly duo vanquished, replacements step in

Although the shutdown of a California Web hosting company eradicated several prominent botnets last year, others have stepped up to fill the gaps, a security researcher said today.Gone from the landscape are "Srizbi"

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Spam messages masquerade as Food Network e-mail

Spam e-mail is making a swift rebound since a spam-friendly hosting provider was taken offline just two months ago, in part thanks to a technique that disguises spam as legitimate e-mail marketing messages.After

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

After brief respite beastly botnets are “back with a vengeance”

Two weeks after a hosting firm's shutdown sent global spam volumes plummeting, some researchers say spam has already bounced back.The shutdown of California-based McColo Corp., a company that hosted a staggering variety of

Published on: November 27th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

500,000 bots blotted out with shut down of Web hosting firm

The shutdown last week of a U.S.-based Web hosting company crippled more than 500,000 bots, or compromised computers, which are no longer able to receive commands from criminals, a security researcher said today.Although

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson