Posts Tagged ‘botnet’

  • Carey-van-Vlaanderen-ESET-SA-CEO

    Botnet Malware: Robots you want to avoid

    November 4, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

    Malware has been around in some form for over 40 years, but the use of malware to take control of a group of computers that are then organised into something called a botnet is more than a 21st century phenomenon, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET...

  • Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • Microsoft South African has warned of an ongoing phone scam (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    Technology giant Microsoft recently opened a Cybercrime centre at the Company’s headquarters in Redmond, US and while the centre is based abroad, it will also monitor cyber security issues across Africa. Cybercrime is often associated with, or...

  • Spam declined by 4.4% over December

    January 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet – compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month. The lull in business in...

  • Spam not down since Rustock closed

    May 16, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    The cracking, and closure, of the Rustock botnet in March this year did not impact spam traffic as much as other closures have in the past year. According to Kaspersky Lab, last year’s Pushdo, Cutwail and Bredolab closures, whereby the quantity of spam...

  • Spam botnets rally after Rustock closure

    March 30, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    According to Symantec, in the March edition of the MessageLabs spam report, global spam levels fell by 33 percent when the Rustock botnet was dismantled in mid-March. However, the Bagle botnet quickly filled the void, together with a number of other spam...