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Report: Spam down 33 percent after Rustock takedown

Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.

By March 30, 2011


With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

With a restraining order in hand, Microsoft is working to take down the spambot, which has infected hundreds of thousands of PCs worldwide.

By February 25, 2010


Dropbox users get spammed via personal e-mail accounts

Some European users of the online file storage service are receiving junk e-mail from online casinos -- this may be due to a Dropbox address leak or some type of malware.

By July 17, 2012


McAfee software lets scammers hijack PCs to send spam

Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.

By January 17, 2012


Can someone tell me how to do Twitter? Yes, Minister

The government has done what it does best: issued a hefty document, this time advising politicos and statesmen on how to use this Twitter thing everyone's banging on about

By July 28, 2009


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 January 11, 2011


Botnet sends fake SSL pings to CIA, PayPal, others

The Pushdo botnet is trying to evade detection by using fake SSL connections to major Web sites, researcher says.

By February 1, 2010


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


Project Retweet: Twitter makes retweeting official -- and easier

Project Retweet is set to make the popular practice of republishing other people's tweets an official feature of the site

By August 14, 2009


Symantec identifies 'Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer'

Symantec has come out with a list of the "Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009," which, on average, has 18,000 malware threats per site.

By August 19, 2009