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botnets

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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 Oct. 1, 2013

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The long arm of Microsoft tries taking down Zeus botnets

Microsoft and its allies seized control servers Friday in two states as part of an operation to not just stop the botnets but also to disrupt how criminals use them.

By Mar. 25, 2012

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Ep. 1163: Battle Botnets

When botnets do battle for your desktop, you lose. But we still find it kind of cool. Google Buzz on the other hand, we're not so sure about -- mainly because we just want to try it out and it turns out we've now been opted in to all kinds of public information and sharing our email addresses and all this weird stuff. But I guess if Google gave is gigabit-per-second Internet access, we might feel better about things. Oh, and Warner Music is turning into a bird. Long story. --Molly

By Feb. 10, 2010

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Botnets lead the way for spam

Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.

By Jul. 1, 2009

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Botnets cause surge in February spam

Spam levels increase more than 5 percent in February over prior month, due in large part to greater activity from Grum and Rustock botnets, according to Symantec.

By Mar. 2, 2010

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Where the botnets are

A leading security researcher identifies where in the world botnets are most active.

By Dec. 4, 2007

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Check counterfeiting using botnets and money mules

SecureWorks uncovers bizarre criminal operation that uses digital techniques to aid in old-school check counterfeiting.

By Jul. 28, 2010

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Botnets on cell phones in 2009?

A new report on emerging threats cites a unique opportunity to design mobile device security properly.

By Oct. 16, 2008

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Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1163: Battle Botnets

When botnets do battle for your desktop, you lose. But we still find it kind of cool. Google Buzz on the other hand, we're not so sure about -- mainly because we just want to try it out and it turns out we've now been opted in to all kinds of public infor

By Feb. 10, 2010

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Microsoft: Over 2 million U.S. PCs caught in botnets

Number of infected PCs found and cleaned up by Microsoft in the U.S. in the second quarter was the highest in the world, according to company's latest Security Intelligence Report.

By Oct. 14, 2010