Chalubo botnet targets Linux systems: Report

Two reports this week from security vendors emphasize the need for administrators to change default passwords on all devices in...

October 24th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Why mid-sized firms are at increased risk for security attacks

Mid-size organizations face most of the same security risks as their larger competitors, but recent studies show they are targeted...

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Why some companies are being plagued by the same botnets

A simple link is sent via an email address that appears valid. A pop up comes up on a site...

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Peer-to-Peer Peril: How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking

Peer-to-Peer Peril: How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking

BitSight recently observed the networks of 30,700 companies and found 23 per cent of organizations were using the BitTorrent protocol...

January 3rd, 2016 IT World Canada Team

B.C. servers linked to $500 M cybercrime gang

Servers in Burnaby, B.C. may have been used as part of a global botnet that stole more than $500 million...

September 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Anatomy of a Botnet

One of the greatest challenges in Internet security today is how to contain the global scourge that is the botnet....

August 20th, 2013 Jeff

Alleged Kelihos botnet creator named by Microsoft

Alleged Kelihos botnet creator named by Microsoft

LONDON (01/24/2012) - Microsoft has named a Russian man as the alleged creator of Kelihos, a spammy botnet that abused...

January 24th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Online activists used 30,000-node botnet in PayPal attack

Online activists used 30,000-node botnet in PayPal attack

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have...

December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Microsoft pitches PC isolation ward to defeat botnets

Microsoft pitches PC isolation ward to defeat botnets

Microsoft Corp.'s security chief Wednesday pitched a plan that would block some botnet-infected computers from connecting to the Internet.A noted...

October 7th, 2010 Gregg Keizer