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POS botnet discovered using Dexter variant

The botnet is reportedly behind the compromise of more than 20,000 payment cards in recent months.

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.

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Mairposa botnet author receives prison sentence

The Slovenian man charged with being the mastermind behind the massive Mariposa botnet will serve close to five years in prison.

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Malware disguised as Firefox add-on ensnares users in botnet

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.

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.

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Teenager busted for running botnet that stole $50,000 a month

A 19-year-old Argentinean man was arrested and charged with running a botnet that stole funds from gaming and money transfer sites.

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Microsoft, law enforcement team up for ZeroAccess botnet takedown

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.

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Group leveraging Cutwail spam botnet opts for "Magnitude" over BlackHole exploit kit

Cutwail, the world's largest spam botnet, is often used to distribute financial malware like Gameover Zeus.

News

A botnet is likely behind a massive Tor Network user spike

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.

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.

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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 Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find

Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find

The Pushdo malware detects when users are running a malware monitoring tool called FakeNet, and goes on to spam the site, researchers found.

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.

Brief

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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Certificates associated with malware added to SSL Blacklist

As of Wednesday afternoon, 127 SSL certificates associated with malware and botnet activities have been blacklisted.

News Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild

Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild

About two months after botnet takedown efforts, new versions of the malware have surfaced in the U.S. and abroad.

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BC servers seized by RCMP

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.

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