Tag Archive | "bots"


03 May 2010 | 7,476 views

New Malware Variants More Malicious Than ILOVEYOU Bug

So no big surprise here, malware is getting more malicious! It’s good to know though and it’s good that companies out there like Messagelabs, under the watchful eye of Symantec, are trying to measure what is going on in malware land. The malware/worm landscape has always been a fast moving one and my guess is [...]

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08 October 2007 | 6,497 views

Storm Worm Descends on Blogspot

It seems like spammers, scammers, phishers and now malware authors are starting to leverage blogs more and more, especially Blogger/Blogspot as Google tend to be quite slow in responding and sometimes don’t respond at all. This makes it an ideal platform for dodgy behaviour as the crooks have adequate lead time to con/infect people before [...]

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26 July 2007 | 7,664 views

TimeWarner DNS Hijacking IRC Servers to Stop DDoS Attacks

An interesting happening this week, some ISP’s have been jacking the DNS entries for certain IRC networks to crack down on zombie/bot infections. Is it ethical? Should they be doing this to their users? I first got wind of this from a post on Full Disclosure mailing list from an IRC network administrator. You can [...]

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27 April 2007 | 3,948 views

Bot Infections Surges to 1.2 Million

I have noticed an increase in Spam activity lately, especially in Spam blog comments there has been a noticeable surge in the frequency and number. That’s why we’ve implemented stricter measures against spammers on Darknet and our other sites. It seems there has been a big raise in the number of bot infected systems, so [...]

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12 September 2006 | 13,394 views

Moving Ahead in the War Against Botnets

This effort started quite a long time ago, I was just checking up to see how they were getting on, but there’s not much news of their progress. perating under the theory that if you kill the head, the body will follow, a group of high-profile security researchers is ramping up efforts to find and [...]

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17 August 2006 | 4,859 views

Bot Herders Go After MS06-40 Exploit

Malware herders are speeding up, the first wave is already here for MS06-40. It’s basically a variant of some old malware suited to the new vulnerability. Same old story then, same packer, technique, new exploit. Same as the days of autorooters. It’s basically the Mocbot trojan that was used in the Zotob worm attack in [...]

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17 July 2006 | 5,354 views

CAPTCHA – Safer and better looking

CAPTCHA, acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart” is used, most of the times at least, as an authentication mechanism. Not to prove your identity, but to do a much simpler job than that; to prove your a human. With the bad guys always a step ahead (which is [...]

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29 June 2006 | 7,680 views

Shadowserver Battles the Botnets

Botnets are indeed a growing problem, we’ve seen serious cases of DDoS extortion, the most recent example would be the attacks against the ‘million dollar homepage’ and the problems it caused the owner. Botnets have been used for quite some time as spam networks and mostly for script kiddies to have DoS wars on IRC [...]

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