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  • Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

    Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

    Written by John E Dunn20 Aug. 11 01:12
  • Notorious spamming botnet, Rustock, takes a fall

    A large network of hacked computers called Rustock, which was responsible for a great volume of spam, has shut down, perhaps as a result of another coordinated take down by security researchers.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk18 March 11 01:15
  • Virgin Media tracks Zeus Trojan using white hats

    ISP Virgin Media is now using organisations such as The Shadowserver Foundation to work out which of its customers might be part of botnets spreading the dangerous Zeus online banking Trojan.

    Written by John E Dunn17 Aug. 10 02:24
  • Security threats: Combined attacks thwart most proactive detection

    M86 Security has released its latest Security Labs Report which details the emergence of combined attacks that leverage Adobe’s ActionScript and JavaScript languages to thwart most of the new, proactive detection mechanisms.

    Written by CIO Staff15 July 10 09:59