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Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack

In the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet of Things has been used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spam emails.

By 20 January 2014

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'Chameleon Botnet' takes $6-million-a-month in ad money

The botnet has targeted at least 202 Web sites that serve 14 billion ad impressions. The botnet apparently accounted for 9 billion of them.

By 21 March 2013

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Symantec takes on one of largest botnets in history

The security firm is confronting the ZeroAccess botnet, which is likely to have more than 1.9 million slave computers at its disposal for click fraud and bitcoin mining.

By 2 October 2013

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Microsoft, feds disrupt massive Citadel botnet

The software giant teams with the FBI and financial services industry groups to slow down a cybercrime ring that is allegedly responsible for roughly $500 million in losses.

By 6 June 2013

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Chameleon botnet steals $6M per month in click fraud scam

More than 120,000 Windows-based computers running Internet Explorer 9 are infected in the U.S., researchers say.

By 20 March 2013

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Microsoft, Symantec shutter another botnet

Symantec and Microsoft join forces to stop a botnet, and for the first time they provide clean-up tools directly to people with infected computers.

By 7 February 2013

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U.S. is home to greatest number of botnet servers, says McAfee

With 631 active command and control servers, the U.S. far surpasses any other country when it comes to malware-controlled zombie computers, says the antivirus vendor.

By 25 January 2013

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Facebook helps FBI take down $850M botnet crime ring

FBI credits the social-networking giant with helping take down the suspects behind one of the largest cybercrime hauls in history.

By 12 December 2012

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Zeus botnet steals $47M from European bank customers

New variant dubbed "Eurograbber" intercepts bank text messages sent to mobile phones to defeat two-factor authentication process.

By 6 December 2012

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Microsoft settles with second Kelihos botnet suspect

The software giant and Andrey N. Sabelnikov, who admits he wrote the code used in malware that infected thousands of computers, reach a settlement in related lawsuit.

By 20 October 2012