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Zeus-related Botnet Servers Taken Offline

We wrote about Zeus a while back, a nasty trojan which can evade detection by Anti-virus software and is ranked as the number 1 trojan infector by numbers. About a week ok a massive sting operation took down large parts of the Mariposa botnet in Spain and the USA and the latest news is large […]

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Twitter & Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the […]

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Hospital Hacker GhostExodus Owns Himself – Arrested

This story actually gave me a lot of LULZ, how stupid can you be seriously? Man this guy made so many mistakes for someone so paranoid (he had a web cam setup outside his appartment door so he could see who was coming).. But then he exposed his IP address on IRC, posted his face […]

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DNS DDoS Attack Takes Down China Internet

The latest news is a few million Chinese Internet users had trouble accessing any websites yesterday due to a DDoS attack on the DNS system from one of the countries registrars. It just shows that China has an inherently weak infrastructure if such a large portion of people can be disrupted with an attack to […]

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Malware Distributor & Bot Network Master Sentenced To 4 Years

It seems to the feds are really cracking down on cybercrime recently, with a special kind of attention paid to botnets and their handlers. The sentences are getting stiffer too, this time with 4 years in prison for running a botnet and data theft. I hope they keep it up, botnets are the scourge of […]

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Kyrgyzstan Taken Offline by Huge Denial of Service Attack

Isn’t it amazing in this day and age an entire country can be knocked offline by Denial of Service attacks! You’d have though it wouldn’t happen any more. I do remember the days when it was fairly easy to take one of the smaller ISPs out in UK, so I guess the infrastructure of some […]

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Dshocker AKA Aush0k Hacker Pleads Guilty to Computer Felonies

Another teen hacker in the news, this guy looks like he has some formidable skills though with the list of crimes he’s perpetrated. He’s pleaded guilty though, so he should get a reduced sentence and he’s still classified as a juvenile offender being only 17 – so that works in his favour too. A juvenile […]

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New Sophisticated Botnets Discovered

It seems like botnets are getting more sophisticated – we thought the Storm Worm was pretty hot, but some of these new contenders are showing the guys on the dark side has some advanced understanding of technology and the architecture many companies use…this enables them to get deeper inside and remain undetected Researchers have unearthed […]

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Teenage Bot Herder Admits to Infecting Military Computers

Hacking for money again? Well not really in this case, more like script kiddying for money – modifying an ‘off the shelf’ malware/bot package to evade detection and then cashing in on spamware affiliate fees. I guess they could have made much with a 400,000 bot network – by renting it out for DDoS attacks […]

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The World’s Biggest Botnets – Peer to Peer

So what’s coming next, after Storm you might ask. You might remember Storm Worm Descending on Blogspot recently and other news about Botnets spiraling out of control accounting for almost 25% of online computers. Well apparently next will be p2p or peer to peer Botnets which could literally blow Storm away. You know about the […]

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