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BBC Unleashes Botnet For ‘Investigation’

The BBC has made an odd move recently by buying/seeding a botnet of 22,000 computers under the guise of investigative journalism. They claim it’s not illegal as they caused no harm and only sent spam to e-mail accounts used by themselves. Technically I think it’s still breaking the law under the Computer Misuse Act but […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware, Spammers & Scammers

Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Phishing, Social Engineering

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. […]

Topic: Malware, Spammers & Scammers

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