Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI
Microsoft said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world.
Admin password spells trouble in recent WordPress attacks
Pakistani facing extradition from UK to US over hacking
A Pakistani student failed Thursday in a High Court bid to avoid extradition from Britain to the United States on computer hacking allegations stemming from an FBI "sting".
Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches
Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.
The dangers of too much Java
Justin Cappos, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU-Poly, has long been wary of the security risks inherent in Java, the programming language developed ...
Freebie tricksters unleash spam botnet using Android phones
Microsoft says settlement reached in botnet case
(AP)—Microsoft says it has settled a computer-fraud case against a website operated by a Chinese businessman that had become a major hub for illicit Internet activity.
US man sentenced in a computer malware case
(AP)—A man has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for selling access to botnets in a computer malware case.
Russian held in Cyprus on US hacking charge
A Russian national accused of cyber attacks on the online retail giant Amazon.com in 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus, US officials said Thursday.
Researchers zap huge global spam 'botnet'
A huge global 'botnet' responsible for sending out millions of spam messages each day has been shut down by a collaborative effort from security experts in the US, Britain and Russia, researchers said.
Microsoft engineer eyeballs Android botnet
UK hacking suspect Cleary indicted on US crimes
A suspected LulzSec hacker group ally arrested in Britain faces charges that he took part in cyber attacks on companies in the United States, court documents show.
Researchers look for novel methods to defeat botnets
Dr. Narasimha Reddy, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor I in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, had his research featured in ACM magazine, Communications of the ACM.
Spot a bot to stop a botnet
Computer scientists in India have developed a two-pronged algorithm that can detect the presence of a botnet on a computer network and block its malicious activities before it causes too much harm. The team ...