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The botnet is reportedly behind the compromise of more than 20,000 payment cards in recent months.
Some advice from pros for keeping your infrastructure out of the snares of a botnet. Alan Earls reports.
The Slovenian man charged with being the mastermind behind the massive Mariposa botnet will serve close to five years in prison.
Malware disguising itself as a Firefox add-on has ensnared more than 12,500 PCs in a botnet that, since May, has uncovered more than 1,800 vulnerable websites.
A 14-count indictment against the suspected botnet administrator, Evgeniy Bogachev of Russia, was unsealed on Monday.
A 19-year-old Argentinean man was arrested and charged with running a botnet that stole funds from gaming and money transfer sites.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Digital Crimes Unit - in conjunction with the FBI, Europol's EC3 and technology companies such as A10 Networks - has disrupted a botnet that targets search engines and browsers.
Cutwail, the world's largest spam botnet, is often used to distribute financial malware like Gameover Zeus.
When the famously anonymous Tor Network went from about 500,000 users to roughly 3.5 million users in less than a month, experts concluded a botnet was at work.
In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion.
FireEye researchers are tracking spikes in malicious emails attributed to an ongoing Asprox campaign.
Lecpetex attackers may have infected up to 250,000 computers, Facebook revealed.
The Gameover variant of the nefarious Zeus trojan was disrupted in early June, but researchers with Malcovery are observing a return.
The Pushdo malware detects when users are running a malware monitoring tool called FakeNet, and goes on to spam the site, researchers found.
In less than a day, over 6,000 infected machines were updated with the new Pushdo variant.
Thousands of infected computers around the world are being used to brute-force point-of-sale systems utilizing remote desktop protocols.
The news comes soon after law enforcement announced an international effort to disrupt the botnet.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 127 SSL certificates associated with malware and botnet activities have been blacklisted.
About two months after botnet takedown efforts, new versions of the malware have surfaced in the U.S. and abroad.
Canada's Royal Canadian mounted police swooped on a data center in the Burnaby, BC area this month, seizing computers that they say may be linked to a $500 million botnet.