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Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

By Brian Powell February 25, 2014

In startling news Tuesday morning, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, ceased existing, leaving millions of dollars worth of bitcoins unaccounted for. The Tokyo-based exchange company has stated that a security leak that has been present since …

Fake Angry Birds Space On Android Has Malware Fake Angry Birds Space On Android Has Malware

Angry Birds Space is really, really popular. Besides its much improved gameplay, it launching simultaneously across all platforms really helps with the download rate. Android getting an ad-supported free version of the game definitely entices players to download the game. …

Windows XP Losing Security Updates In 2014 Windows XP Losing Security Updates In 2014
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It’s been almost 11 years since the launch of Windows XP in October of 2001. The operating system is getting on in years and Microsoft has done their best to get people to upgrade. Unfortunately, its successor, Windows Vista, did …

Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup

Mac fans everywhere have felt the pain of Windows users recently with a lovely little virus–the Flashback botnet–which affects a vulnerability in Java. It’s the second hit in just a few months for Apple lovers, coming after the arrest of …

Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid
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WebProNews’s Drew Bowling reported earlier about a raid conducted by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) on a botnet operation in Scranton, PA. Microsoft’s DCU, with a court order and aid from U.S. Marshals, raided command and control centers and seized …

FBI ‘Bot Roast II’ Nails Eight

Action against eight people for various botnet-related criminal offenses capped off another round of investigations by federal law enforcement into over $20 million in losses and over a million compromised PCs.

Hacker Faces 60 Years

A Los Angeles computer security consultant has admitted to hijacking more than 250,000 PCs to steal money and identities.

SES – Ghosemajumder Discusses Click Fraud

At the 2007 SES New York, Google’s Shuman Ghosemajumder responds to the question: (abbreviated) "How is it possible for Google to identify click fraud when an aggressor utilizes rotating proxies?". Shuman responds by discussing the Clickbot A botnet case and how Google deciphered the click fraud in that situation. This video was taken during the "Auditing Paid Listings and Click Fraud Issues" seminar that took place on April 12, 2007.

BotNet Commits Pay-Per-Click Fraud

The Clickbot.A Trojan installed on 34,000 vulnerable PCs has been exploiting pay-per-click advertising programs, and the amount of money stolen this way could make the legendary robberies of the past pale in comparison.