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Researchers discover Mac botnet

Doctor Web researchers have discovered a new malware that is being used to amass Macs into a giant botnet.

News Global groups dismantle 'Simda' botnet

Global groups dismantle 'Simda' botnet

Less than a week after the 'Beebone' botnet was taken down, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, along with other global companies and agencies, has dismantled the 'Simda' botnet.

News ZeroAccess botnet reactivates, click fraud activity resumes

ZeroAccess botnet reactivates, click fraud activity resumes

The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit first noticed the ZeroAccess botnet reactivating from March 21, 2014, to July 2, 2014.

News Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

Android malware 'NotCompatible' evolves, spawns resilient botnet

Mobile security firm Lookout detailed how the malware has grown in complexity to hide its botnet activity.

Feature The zombie's bite: Avoiding a botnet

The zombie's bite: Avoiding a botnet

Some advice from pros for keeping your infrastructure out of the snares of a botnet. Alan Earls reports.

News International effort takes down 'Beebone' botnet

International effort takes down 'Beebone' botnet

A botnet of more than 12,000 computers was taken down on Wednesday through a collaborative effort by various international law enforcement agencies and tech companies.

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Shellshock used to amass botnet and execute phishing campaign

Researchers found that the botnet contained 360 bots and was used to target Spanish-speaking Citibank customers.

News Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings.

News Int'l crackdown on Gameover botnet results in criminal charges

Int'l crackdown on Gameover botnet results in criminal charges

A 14-count indictment against the suspected botnet administrator, Evgeniy Bogachev of Russia, was unsealed on Monday.

News Email promises free pizza, ensnares victims in Asprox botnet instead

Email promises free pizza, ensnares victims in Asprox botnet instead

Cloudmark came upon an email that offers free pizza, but clicking on the link to get the coupon ends with victims being ensnared in a botnet.

News Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion.

News  Asprox botnet campaign shifts tactics, evades detection

Asprox botnet campaign shifts tactics, evades detection

FireEye researchers are tracking spikes in malicious emails attributed to an ongoing Asprox campaign.

News Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

Facebook disrupts cryptocurrency-mining botnet Lecpetex

Lecpetex attackers may have infected up to 250,000 computers, Facebook revealed.

Brief

A possible attempt to revive the Gameover Zeus botnet

The Gameover variant of the nefarious Zeus trojan was disrupted in early June, but researchers with Malcovery are observing a return.

News Europol, private sector target Ramnit botnet ensnaring 3.2 million computers

Europol, private sector target Ramnit botnet ensnaring 3.2 million computers

The Ramnit worm, discovered in 2010, evolved after incorporating code from the notorious banking trojan Zeus.

News Botnet of Joomla servers furthers DDoS-for-hire scheme

Botnet of Joomla servers furthers DDoS-for-hire scheme

A vulnerable Google Maps plug-in for Joomla allowed attackers to spoof the source of DDoS attacks.

News Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

Neverquest, also known as Vawtrak, is data stealing malware that targets banking information.

News Pushdo botnet gets DGA update, over 6,000 machines host new variant

Pushdo botnet gets DGA update, over 6,000 machines host new variant

In less than a day, over 6,000 infected machines were updated with the new Pushdo variant.

News Attackers brute-force POS systems utilizing RDP in global botnet operation

Attackers brute-force POS systems utilizing RDP in global botnet operation

Thousands of infected computers around the world are being used to brute-force point-of-sale systems utilizing remote desktop protocols.

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CERT Polska tracks nosedive in Gameover Zeus traffic

The news comes soon after law enforcement announced an international effort to disrupt the botnet.

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