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TDL-4: The 'indestructible' botnet?

Researchers at Kaspersky say the TDL-4 is extremely sophisticated and has already infected 4.5 million computers around the globe.

By June 30, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1457: PlayStation Network hack: This is bad, man. (Podcast)

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?

By April 27, 2011


U.S. shutters botnet, can disable malware remotely

Lawsuit, seizures, and other court actions are part of the "most complete and comprehensive enforcement action ever" against a botnet in the U.S.

By April 13, 2011


SecureWorks unmasks the Coreflood Trojan

The average lifecycle of the Coreflood Trojan bot is about 66 days, according to research.

By June 30, 2008


Security expert talks Russian gangs, botnets

Security researcher Joe Stewart talks about one botnet, Coreflood, that has been quietly sending bank account log-in information back to Russia since 2001.

By November 7, 2008