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Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

The first thing anyone purchasing any device that connects to the Internet should do upon switching it on for the first time is to update it immediately. If you don’t, you risk having it hijacked by a botnet. So says...

Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor....

Botnet activity in H1 2018: Multifunctional bots becoming more widespread

Kaspersky Lab researchers have published a report on botnet activity in the first half of 2018, analysing more than 150 malware families and their modifications circulating through 60,000 botnets around the world. One of the most remarkable things uncovered...

ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, security researchers at ESET, in collaboration with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol, Europol, and other stakeholders in cybersecurity – revealed that they have taken down a...

Botnet Malware: Robots you want to avoid

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,...

Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

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 Security Researcher...

Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa

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 directly stems from, pirate and counterfeit...

Spam declined by 4.4% over December

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...

Spam not down since Rustock closed

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...

Spam botnets rally after Rustock closure

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...
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Cisco, Microsoft & Samsung Introduce Advanced Hybrid Meeting Solutions

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