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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 January 19, 2014

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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 October 1, 2013

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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 March 20, 2013

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Symantec to slim Norton line to single security suite

Symantec's widely used and much maligned line of Norton security suites will get a major overhaul in September.

By August 18, 2014

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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 June 5, 2013

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US disrupts $100M GameOver Zeus malware cybercrime ring

Suspected Russian hacker is accused of creating botnet that infected as many as 1 million computers worldwide in order to steal more than $100 million.

By June 2, 2014

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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 March 19, 2013

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Microsoft touts study showing the cost of pirated software

The study claims consumers will spend $25 billion, and waste a collective 1.2 billion hours, fixing problems created by malware on pirated software.

By March 19, 2014

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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 February 6, 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 January 24, 2013