DDoS attacks on the rise

The frequency and power of DDoS has skyrocketed over the past few months and the first quarter of 2013 will go down in history as the worst quarter for DDoS attacks in history. 

White House aims to beat the bots

The White House has teamed up with several companies and industry groups to launch an initiative aimed at countering botnets.

Microsoft takes down Zeus botnets

In what it describes as its 'most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date', Microsoft has helped seize hundreds of web addresses to shut down several Zeus-based botnets.

Spam levels fall: the calm before the storm?

In a war movie, it's when the enemy goes quiet that you really need to worry. And the same might apply to the news that spam levels seem to have dropped precipitously over the last couple of weeks.

EU report warns of cellphone botnet danger

Smartphones could soon be used to launch distributed botnet attacks, a new EU security report warns.

Half the world's spam comes from just 50 ISPs

Just 50 ISPs are responsible for the bulk of the world's spam, a new study shows, bringing hope that it might be a little easier than expected to wipe out some of the world's most prolific botnets.

Bill O'Reilly cyber attacker sentenced to 30 months in prison

A serial DDoSer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for attacking various conservative websites, including those run by Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani.

US and Australia in talks over cyber-quarantine

The US government is considering emulating an Australian program that allows internet service providers to alert customers who have fallen victim to spambots.

Botnets claim more than two million US PCs

Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report indicates that the US is the biggest home for botnets in the world.

Rogue Russian Trojan kills rival

It’s a dog eat dog world out there, or should we say, horse eat horse, with security experts reporting that one particular Trojan program seems to have waged all-out war on its bigger competitor, wiping it off any machine it finds it on. This may sound like white-knight type behavior, but unfortunately for the end victim, the results are the same.