The average lifecycle of the Coreflood Trojan bot is about 66 days, according to research.
Lawsuit, seizures, and other court actions are part of the "most complete and comprehensive enforcement action ever" against a botnet in the U.S.
Security researcher Joe Stewart talks about one botnet, Coreflood, that has been quietly sending bank account log-in information back to Russia since 2001.
Researchers at Kaspersky say the TDL-4 is extremely sophisticated and has already infected 4.5 million computers around the globe.
Sony comes clean about six days after its network "intrusion" and admits that its hack attack actually led to the reveal of tens of millions of usernames, addresses, dates of birth, and maybe even passwords, security questions, and credit card numbers. So, that's a pretty bad day over at Sony. Also, Apple "comes clean" on its location data tracking, claiming that it's not happening, and even if it is happening, it's not that accurate, and even if it is that accurate, it's just so they can serve you better iAds. Wait, what?