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  • New Gameover Zeus variant steadily rebuilds downed botnet

    15.08.2014

    It's already widely known that the Gameover Zeus gang, whose activity has been temporarily foiled by a successful multi-national law enforcement takedown in June, is trying to regain lost ground.

  • The weak links in an increasingly dynamic threat landscape

    05.08.2014

    The Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, released today at Black Hat, examines the “weak links” in organizations - outdated software, bad code, abandoned digital properties, or user errors - that contribute to the adversary’s ability to exploit vulnerabilities with methods such as DNS queries, exploit kits, amplification attacks, point-of-sale (POS) system compromise, malvertising, ransomware, infiltration of encryption protocols, social engineering and “life event” spam.

  • Mayhem malware ropes Linux, UNIX servers into botnets

    18.07.2014

    A new malware that researchers have dubbed Mayhem is being used to target Linux and Unix web servers and has so far compromised over 1,400 Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world, warn researchers from Russian Internet giant Yandex.

  • Botnets gain 18 infected systems per second

    17.07.2014

    "According to industry estimates, botnets have caused over $9 billion in losses to US victims and over $110 billion in losses globally.

  • Financial ransomware now targeting U.S. users

    16.06.2014

    Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration.




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