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  • Government security breaches decrease: report

    Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 July 15 11:40
  • DNS reveals the top cyberthreats of 2012. And you guessed it ... no one is safe.

    Our team at Nominum recently looked at the biggest threats to fixed networks at the DNS layer. Why the DNS layer? Because it is ubiquitous -- every network runs on it -- and it is the best option for protecting critical infrastructure.

    Written by Craig Sprosts, vice president of platforms and applications at Nominum22 Feb. 13 23:13
  • In Pictures: 20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

    The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

    Written by Joan Goodchild05 Nov. 12 08:57
  • Botnets decentralise after Redmond’s kingpin takedowns

    Recent efforts by Microsoft and law enforcement to take down the biggest spamming botnets may have helped fight pharmaceutical companies but they have had little effect on overall spam levels.

    Written by Liam Tung19 Aug. 11 08:38
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  • Is your PC bot-infested? here's how to tell

    As fireworks boomed on the Fourth of July, thousands of compromised computers attacked U.S. government Web sites. A botnet of more than 200,000 computers, infected with a strain of 2004's MyDoom virus, attempted to deny legitimate access to sites such as those of the Federal Trade Commission and the White House. The assault was a bold reminder that botnets continue to be a massive problem.

    Written by Robert Vamosi25 Aug. 09 02:32