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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Botnet’

Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

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 September has violated the integrity of some 700,000 accounts, totaling approximately $350 million in stolen currency. Due to this huge …

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Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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Android Spam Botnet Could Be the First of Its Kind

Android users, take note: There’s a malicious botnet currently in operation that could be using your device to send out bogus spam emails to thousands of unsuspecting individuals. The discovery was made by a Microsoft researcher who unearthed several “spam samples” that were coming from compromised Yahoo! accounts. What was particularly alarming about this discovery was the fact that the …

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Spammers Make Up 40% of the Social Web

Online security firm Impermium has just reported that up to 40% of all social media accounts are created by spammers, and this number has doubled over the last six months. Spammers exploit the sharing features on social networks to spread their wares, and ‘clickjacking’ and ‘likejacking’ are rampant. Facebook describes clickjacking in its help center: Certain malicious websites contain code …

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Microsoft Subpoenaing Emails In ZeuS Botnet Case

Surely you’re aware of the ZeuS botnet case now in which a group of hackers from around the world are running a botnet ring that has infected thousands, if not millions, of computers. Microsoft has taken a proactive approach to finding the culprits by raiding the locations where these people were thought to be operating from. The Krebs on Security …

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Fake Angry Birds Space Contains Malware On Android

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. You should really watch out which version you download though. Rovio let everybody know that there’s a fake version of …

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Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked

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 little in the way of making people upgrade. In fact, there were probably a lot of users who downgraded from …

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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 Russian cyber-criminal Pavel Vrublevsky, who developed faux anti-virus applications for OS X. Unlike the previous strain of malware–which required the …

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Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid [Video]

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 servers and other equipment used to run botnets based on Zeus trojan malware. Late last night the DCU posted a …

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