Tag Archive | "zombies"


15 January 2009 | 12,042 views

Next-Gen Botnets Taking The Place of Storm and Srizbi

Back in November there was a considerable drop in Spam when Spam friendly ISP McColo was cut off from the Internet by it’s upstream peer. Srizbi worm was pretty smart though and was picking up again by the end of November. Later in the year the botnets were somewhat neutralised leading to a huge drop [...]

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26 November 2008 | 3,574 views

Spam Back on the Rise with Srizbi Resurrected

After McColo was partially disconnected from the Internet by it’s peers global spam dropped noticeably. It seems however that the spam was emanating from a zombie network and the control servers were hosted by McColo, the creators of the botnet (Srizbi) were smart about it though and built a fail-safe system into the the malware. [...]

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13 November 2007 | 5,322 views

‘Security Consultant’ Caught for Running Large Bot Network

Apparently he stopped his naughty activities back in 2006, but still…a guy that is supposed to securing machines was installing malware and had a bot totaling about a quarter of a million zombies. Most used for info gathering, Paypal accounts and installing Malware for comission, he claims to have made $19,000 in a week installing [...]

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26 July 2007 | 7,654 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 | 3,946 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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26 March 2007 | 9,608 views

Hackers Attack Root Servers and Slow Internet Key Traffic

Well at least it shows the Internet is not very susceptible to such attacks due to its distributed nature, even if the root nameservers are down, the DNS system still functions. This was a pretty heavy attack though and the most significant in the past 5 years or so, someone testing their ego I guess. [...]

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20 March 2007 | 3,180 views

Up to a Quarter of Internet Connected Machines Could be Zombies

It’s a scary thought to find out perhaps a quarter of Internet connected machines could be zombies…The sad part is, I think it could well be true, as most of the non tech savvy Internet users I know still use Internet Exploder and their machines are riddled with crapware, trojans, viruses and spyware. Imagine how [...]

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01 October 2006 | 16,094 views

BeEF – Browser Exploitation Framework

There’s been a lot of nice Web relevant testing and hacking tools coming out lately, I’ve gotten quite a collection to post about, so do try them out and let me know what you think. BeEF is the browser exploitation framework. Its purposes in life is to provide an easily integratable framework to demonstrate the [...]

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