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Posts Tagged ‘botnet’

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

    Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

    December 6, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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...