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'Darkode' goes dark: Police shut down infamous cybercrime marketplace

The forum was used by cybercriminals to buy and sell malicious software, stolen data and more. It was, says an official, the "most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world."

By July 15, 2015


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


Microsoft targets Asia as global hub of cybercrime and malware

The software giant's cybercrime fighting unit has opened its third Asian satellite center in Singapore, to keep an eye on malware that will target Southeast Asia's emerging status as a financial hub.

By February 17, 2015


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


'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


North Korean tactics in cyberwarfare exposed

An HP report suggests the reclusive country's cyberwarfare capabilities are rapidly making it a threat to Western systems.

By September 2, 2014


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


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


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


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