Blog Posts Tagged with "Rustock"

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Leveraging Email Lists for Detecting Botnet IPs

March 04, 2012 Added by:Gianluca Stringhini

We propose a third way of performing botnet mitigation. Instead of learning different features to identify and attack the different botnets, we study how bots behave when sending spam, allow us to distinguish between bot infected machines and legitimate users...

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Can You Stamp Out Spambots? No, But Stop Being a Victim

March 01, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet

Attackers avoid creating recognizable patterns of attack, installing backdoors for easy re-entry. There are limitless ways of eluding detection by anti-malware tools. Heuristics and fuzzy logic are an improvement, but a far cry from the detection needs of organizations...

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Waledac Spam Botnet Evolves into Password Sniffer

February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers form Palo Alto Networks have detected a new variation of the briefly defeated Waledac spamming botnet, but this version is able to sniff out login credentials for several email protocols as well as files with the .dat extension related to BitCoin and FTP...

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Five Biggest Security Events of 2011

December 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Sony went out of its way to keep customers in the dark for the majority of the outage and when it did address the issue, it presented misinformation and blamed everyone but itself..."

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Microsoft Hits Domain Provider in Kelihos Botnet Battle

September 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We wanted to take it out early enough so that number one, it wouldn't grow and propagate... but also to make the point that when a threat is down, it's going to stay down. I think we made that point pretty effectively in this particular operation..."

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Spammers Raise Their Game

August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to new research conducted by M86 Security Labs, the number of malicious spam emails has increased significantly in August. Last week spams increased by 13%, while this week it has increased another 24%. The majority of these spams are coming from the Cutwail, Festi and Asprox botnets...

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Email Malware Increases 400% Since Rustock Takedown

April 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The first quarter of 2011 was also witness to a broad range of attempts to distribute malware, and increased malware levels overall. These attempts included malware sent through Facebook chat, or which used other wellknown brand-names such as T-Online and Xerox...

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Harnig Botnet Scuttled after Rustock Botnet Takedown

March 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Harnig was a key component of the Rustock botnet distribution network for about the last two years, and may have been scuttled in order to prevent investigators from tracking down its creators after federal officials raided internet hosting companies who provided services for the Rustock botnet...

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Microsoft Instrumental in the Rustock Botnet Take Down

March 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Microsoft provided documentation that detailed the botnet's extensive structure in a federal court filing. Acting on the information, federal marshals raided several internet hosting providers across the U.S. and seized servers suspected of being used as command and control units...

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Spam is Down But New Scam Methods Will Be Up

January 18, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

Is your email inbox suddenly a little leaner? Less Viagra and Penny Stock emails getting through? It's all a great sign for the war against spam, but experts are worried that since criminals go where the action is, they are just up to new tricks...

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