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Microsoft borks botnet takedown in Citadel snafu - Register

Microsoft borks botnet takedown in Citadel snafu - Register | Botnets | Scoop.it
Microsoft borks botnet takedown in Citadel snafu
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Security researchers are complaining about collateral damage from the latest botnet take-down efforts by Microsoft and its partners.
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Botnet's takedown puts Hong Kong's cyberguardians in the thick of things - South China Morning Post

Botnet's takedown puts Hong Kong's cyberguardians in the thick of things - South China Morning Post | Botnets | Scoop.it
Botnet's takedown puts Hong Kong's cyberguardians in the thick of things
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Cyberspace has been in the headlines a lot recently - from US government snooping on citizens to the hacking of online banking passwords.
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NSA's PRISM Program; Xbox One Used Game Policy; 'Citadel' Botnet Takedown - PC Magazine

NSA's PRISM Program; Xbox One Used Game Policy; 'Citadel' Botnet Takedown - PC Magazine | Botnets | Scoop.it
NSA's PRISM Program; Xbox One Used Game Policy; 'Citadel' Botnet Takedown PC Magazine In security news, Microsoft announced yesterday that, in coordination with the FBI, it has disrupted more than 1,000 botnets used to steal people's banking...
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Microsoft, FBI Join Forces; Cripple Half Billion Dollar Citadel Botnet - PC Magazine

Microsoft, FBI Join Forces; Cripple Half Billion Dollar Citadel Botnet - PC Magazine | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Microsoft, FBI Join Forces; Cripple Half Billion Dollar Citadel Botnet
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Rejoice! The Citadel botnet has fallen! The computers it once enslaved are free, and the world will be set right.
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Microsoft Enlists Azure Cloud Computing Platform to Combat Botnets - The VAR Guy

Microsoft Enlists Azure Cloud Computing Platform to Combat Botnets - The VAR Guy | Botnets | Scoop.it
The VAR Guy Microsoft Enlists Azure Cloud Computing Platform to Combat Botnets The VAR Guy Microsoft (MSFT) has brought the considerable weight of its Windows Azure cloud computing platform into its fight against botnet malware intrusions with a...
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Cross-Post: Microsoft Takes Botnet Threat Intelligence Program to the Cloud; Provides Near Real-Time Data - Windows Azure - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Cross-Post: Microsoft Takes Botnet Threat Intelligence Program to the Cloud; Provides Near Real-Time Data - Windows Azure - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Botnets | Scoop.it
Cross-Post: Microsoft Takes Botnet Threat Intelligence Program to the #Cloud; Provides Near Real-Time Data http://t.co/89FZHZvlpu
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P2P botnets much larger than they seemed - The H

P2P botnets much larger than they seemed - The H | Botnets | Scoop.it
P2P botnets much larger than they seemed The H The large-scale botnets ZeroAccess and Sality apparently control more than one million infected computers using peer-to-peer communication; the well-known online banking trojan Zeus has just about...
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Computerworld Singapore - Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Computerworld Singapore - Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it

Computerworld Singapore covers a wide range of technology topics, including software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers and data centers, and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Botnet simulated humans to siphon millions in click-fraud scam

Botnet simulated humans to siphon millions in click-fraud scam | Botnets | Scoop.it
The sophisticated botnet, dubbed Chameleon, used Flash and Javascript to make site visits appear to be those of a human (Botnet simulated humans to siphon millions in click-fraud scam http://t.co/ceuvc2AdYo)...
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Critical Ruby on Rails bug exploited in wild, hacked servers join botnet - Ars Technica

Critical Ruby on Rails bug exploited in wild, hacked servers join botnet - Ars Technica | Botnets | Scoop.it
Critical Ruby on Rails bug exploited in wild, hacked servers join botnet Ars Technica Criminals' success in exploiting the bug to make vulnerable machines join a botnet suggests that many server administrators still haven't installed the critical...
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Microsoft on Safety and Defense Blog

Microsoft on Safety and Defense Blog | Botnets | Scoop.it
Thoughts, comments, news, and reflection from the Safety and Defense team at Microsoft.
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Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in the Ruby on
Rails Web application development framework in order to compromise Web
servers and create a botnet.
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Pinging the Whole Internet Reveals Unsecured Backdoors That Could Tempt Hackers and Cyber Criminals | MIT Technology Review

Pinging the Whole Internet Reveals Unsecured Backdoors That Could Tempt Hackers and Cyber Criminals | MIT Technology Review | Botnets | Scoop.it
A home science experiment that probed billions of Internet devices reveals that thousands of industrial and business systems offer remote access to anyone.
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Unveiling Dorothy2: a malware/botnet analysis framework written in ...

Unveiling Dorothy2: a malware/botnet analysis framework written in ... | Botnets | Scoop.it
Howdy all, I've the pleasure to *finally* unveil the second version of Dorothy: a malware/botnet analysis framework written in Ruby. Dorothy2 is a framework created for mass malware analysis. Currently, it is mainly based on ...
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Under draft bill, EU wants to raise jail time for hackers, botnet operators

Under draft bill, EU wants to raise jail time for hackers, botnet operators | Botnets | Scoop.it

Minimum sentences of 3 years for botnets, 5 years for damaging 'infrastructure'.


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Microsoft and FBI Take Down Global Cyber Crime Ring

Microsoft and FBI Take Down Global Cyber Crime Ring | Botnets | Scoop.it

Microsoft, working along with the FBI and 80 authorities from across the world, took down the vast majority of computers that were part of a malicious botnet network known as "Citadel."

"The bad guys will feel the punch in the gut," Richard Boscovich, a spokesman for Microsoft's digital crimes unit told Reuters.

The "bad guys" behind Citadel, however, are still unknown. The coordinated takedown, while it didn't completely shut down the infrastructure, has at least significantly disrupted it. This marked the first time a private company and law enforcement agencies have collaborated to take down a global cyber ring like the Citadel botnets.

 Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/06/06/microsoft-fbi-botnets/


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Storming the castle: FBI, Microsoft attack Citadel botnet - GeekWire

Storming the castle: FBI, Microsoft attack Citadel botnet - GeekWire | Botnets | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) claims that it has taken down more than 1000 of the estimated 1400 command-and-control servers behind the Citadel b.
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Carna Botnet Analysis Renders Scary Numbers on Vulnerable Devices

Carna Botnet Analysis Renders Scary Numbers on Vulnerable Devices | Botnets | Scoop.it
An analysis of the data rendered by the Carna botnet reveals a shocking number of vulnerable devices reachable online with default credentials.
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Wandering in the underground, from exploit kits to hacking services - Security Affairs

Wandering in the underground, from exploit kits to hacking services - Security Affairs | Botnets | Scoop.it
Wandering in the underground, from exploit kits to hacking services
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Microsoft Battles Botnets, MalwareMicrosoft Launches Cyber Threat Intelligence Program To Battle Botnets, Malware In The Cloud

Microsoft Battles Botnets, MalwareMicrosoft Launches Cyber Threat Intelligence Program To Battle Botnets, Malware In The Cloud | Botnets | Scoop.it
Microsoft is deploying its cloud-based Azure software to battle botnets and malware.

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Internet Census 2012

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Botnet uses hacked devices to scan the internet
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Making Money from Hacking 'Easier Than Brushing Your Teeth' - IBTimes.co.uk

Making Money from Hacking 'Easier Than Brushing Your Teeth' - IBTimes.co.uk | Botnets | Scoop.it
IBTimes.co.uk Making Money from Hacking 'Easier Than Brushing Your Teeth' IBTimes.co.uk "Making money with a botnet is easier than brushing your teeth," an unnamed hacker told Robert Hansen, Director of Product Management at WhiteHat Security, as...
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Microsoft Offers A Cloud Approach To A Legacy Problem With New Anti-Botnet Program

Microsoft Offers A Cloud Approach To A Legacy Problem With New Anti-Botnet Program | Botnets | Scoop.it
Microsoft is moving its botnet protection group to the cloud to provide near real-time information about known malware infections starting to surface.

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Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
The targeted vulnerability was patched in January, but many servers haven't been updated yet (Hackers Exploit Ruby on Rails Vulnerability to Compromise Servers, Create Botnet; http://t.co/Z80p5qV4hf)...
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Statistics on the botnet Carna

Statistics on the botnet Carna | Botnets | Scoop.it
Analyst in Information Security Parth Shukla at the conference AusCERT prepared an interesting presentation dedicated to botnet Carna.
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