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Facebook, Twitter and Google users have 2m passwords stolen

Researchers from Trustwave Spiderlabs confirm discovery of massive haul of login data.
4 Dec 2013
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Wordpress botnet could pave way for larger attacks

Cyber attack on blogging platform could have far-reaching effects, warn IT security experts.
16 Apr 2013
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Malwarebytes sounds alarm over anti-virus imposter website

Malwarebiter promises to protect users, but infects them with a Zeus Trojan instead, it is claimed.
31 Jan 2013
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Eset claims PokerAgent botnet stole 16,000 Facebook logins

Attackers demonstrate ability to commit large-scale Facebook theft.
30 Jan 2013
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Alleged Zeus botnet master nabbed in Bangkok

Financial malware netted 'Happy Hacker' $100m over three years, authorities claim.
14 Jan 2013
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Apple OS X users warned of botnet risk

Russian anti-virus vendor claims over half a million Apple devices could be infected with botnet.
5 Apr 2012
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Microsoft deals major blow to cybercrime organisations

Firm claims to have disrupted a critical source.
26 Mar 2012
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Will the FBI close down your online business this March?

In tackling the DNSChanger botnet, the FBI may take a load of businesses offline. Davey Winder is, unsurprisingly, anxious...
17 Feb 2012
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Kelihos suspect: I didn't do it

Andrey Sabelnikov heads online to protest his innocence after Microsoft claims he was helping run the Kelihos botnet.
30 Jan 2012
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Microsoft suspects ex-antivirus worker of Kelihos botnet

A Russian IT pro is accused of helping create and run the Kelihos botnet.
24 Jan 2012
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Koobface infections halted after Facebook exposure

Facebook's decision to name Koobface suspects has an immediate impact, but no arrests have been made.
19 Jan 2012
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Koobface crooks unmasked?

Facebook and Sophos believe they have the names of the crooks behind the Koobface botnet.
17 Jan 2012
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The war on botnets

After the major DNS Changer takedown, Tom Brewster looks at how the pendulum has swung in favour of the anti-botnet warriors.
11 Nov 2011
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DNS Changer botnet smashed in major cyber crime bust

A botnet that is thought to have earned its controllers $14 million is dismantled.
10 Nov 2011
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Security

PCeU saves UK economy over £140m

The PCeU proves its worth by saving the UK a tonne of money, whilst security vendors do their bit in taking down another botnet.
3 Oct 2011
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Malicous spam hits ‘epic’ levels

This month has seen a serious rise in malicious spam, according to M86 data.
17 Aug 2011
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Microsoft $250,000 reward targets Rustock gang

The software giant appeals for information that might lead to conviction of spam botnet creators
19 Jul 2011
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Microsoft chops Rustock botnet in half

Rustock is half the size it was in March thanks to the Microsoft led Operation b107.
6 Jul 2011
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Security

Bagle to succeed Rustock as spam king?

There may be a new botnet spamming king in town in the form of Bagle.
29 Mar 2011
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Security

The impact of the Rustock takedown

Spam levels may have dropped as a result of the Rustock takedown, but what will be the long term impact of the Microsoft-led operation?
24 Mar 2011
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The impact of the Rustock takedown

Spam levels may have dropped as a result of the Rustock takedown, but what will be the long term impact of the Microsoft-led operation?
24 Mar 2011
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Cyber crime
Security

Microsoft takes credit for Rustock shutdown

Microsoft and a range of partners were responsible for the takedown of major spamming botnet Rustock.
18 Mar 2011
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Hackers exploiting trust with malware triumvirate

Hackers are using three families of malware in exploiting user trust in supposedly safe websites.
18 Feb 2011
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Western Europe spam drop ‘significant’

A significant spam drop was seen across Western Europe in December, Kaspersky says.
3 Feb 2011
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