News tagged with botnet

Battling Botnets With An Awesome OS

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite security software, patches and updates, your computer remains threatened by attack and takeover from hackers and cyber-criminals who will turn your PC into their networked robot -- or "bot" -- creating ...

dateApr 09, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Huge 'botnet' amputated, but criminals reconnect

(AP) -- The sudden takedown of an Internet provider thought to be helping spread one of the most promiscuous pieces of malicious software out there appears to have cut off criminals from potentially millions of personal ...

dateMar 11, 2010 in Internet
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Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers

(AP) -- Authorities have smashed one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers. It was a data vacuum that stole credit cards and online banking credentials from as many as 12.7 million poisoned PCs.

dateMar 02, 2010 in Internet
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Corporations, agencies infiltrated by 'botnet'

(AP) -- Security experts have found a network of 74,000 virus-infected computers that stole information from inside corporations and government agencies. The unusual thing about the incident is not that it happened but that ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Internet
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Comcast tries pop-up alerts to warn of infections

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. wants to enlist its customers in a fight against a huge problem for Internet providers - the armies of infected personal computers, known as "botnets," that suck up bandwidth by sending spam and facilitating ...

dateOct 10, 2009 in Internet
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