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Bredolab

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Notorious Bredolab virus creator is sentenced to prison

Credited with infecting 30 million computers around the world, Georgy Avanesov is sentenced to four years in prison in Armenia.

By May. 23, 2012

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Hacker who infected 72K computers gets prison sentence

Joshua Schichtel pled guilty for selling botnets to customers "who wanted to infect computers with various different types of malicious software." Now, he's serving a 30-month prison term.

By Sep. 6, 2012

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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 Jan. 24, 2013

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Fake Facebook e-mail contains Trojan

A new e-mail claiming to come from "The Facebook Team" is circulating. According to security firm MX Labs, that e-mail contains a Trojan horse called Bredolab.

By Oct. 27, 2009

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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 Feb. 6, 2013

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EU nations give nod to tougher penalties for cybercrimes

The Council of Europe has approved rules which, if passed by the European Parliament, will make it a crime to create malware and botnets.

By Jun. 13, 2011

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Report: Spam down, but malware continues hold

Spam levels worldwide dropped 12 percent last month following the takedown of a large spam network, but the threat of malware is as strong as ever, according to a report from Fortinet.

By Dec. 2, 2010

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Microsoft and feds bring down spam giant Rustock

A raid, triggered by a Microsoft lawsuit, neutralized the massive spamming network last week.

By Mar. 17, 2011

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Report: U.S. leads world in spam output

The United States accounts for almost 19 percent of all spam sent worldwide, close to three times the amount generated by second-place India, Sophos says.

By Jan. 11, 2011

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Bank Trojan botnet targets Facebook users

Latest Facebook phishing e-mail steals passwords and downloads a Trojan on victims' computers that can steal bank account information and financial data.

By Oct. 28, 2009