When Microsoft seized control of 23 free domain names usually controlled by dynamic DNS service No-IP on Monday, it disrupted malware networks used by cybercriminals to infect victims with NJrat and NJw0rm backdoors, as well as some APT operations.
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit struck again, and was allowed to seize 23 free domain names in an effort to strike a fatal blow to malware delivery networks run by a Kuwaiti and an Algerian national.
In the last few years, there has been one constant call from almost all participants in the information security community: the call for cooperation.
Microsoft has released an update for its Malware Protection Engine to fix a privately reported security vulnerability that could allow a denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.
Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are currently exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating system, according to Bitdefender.