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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.

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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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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.

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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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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 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 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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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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Weekend news review: August 11-15

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Apple updates XProtect, blacklists iWorm variants

After more than 18,000 Macs were infected with iWorm malware, Apple has updated its XProtect system to identify and block certain variants.

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