News tagged with million computers

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.

Feb 07, 2013
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US: 3 charged over 'Gozi' global computer virus (Update)

Three men from Russia, Romania and Latvia were in custody Wednesday in the U.S. on charges that they spread a computer virus to more than a million computers worldwide, including almost 200 of the U.S. space agency, siphoning ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Nearly 100 mn computers in use in Brazil: study

About 99 million computers are currently in use in Brazil, or one for every two of the country's inhabitants, according to a study by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVF) released Wednesday.

Apr 18, 2012
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Estonians, Russian charged in Internet ad scam

Six Estonians and a Russian were charged Wednesday with infecting computers, including NASA machines, with malware as part of an online advertising scam that reaped at least $14 million.

Nov 09, 2011
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Downadup Worm Hits Over 3.5 Million Computers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Security firm F-Secure has advised that the Downadup worm has spread to more than 3.5 million computers by exploiting a vulnerability Microsoft patched last October. This is achieved by trying ...

Jan 16, 2009 weblog
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