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  • Researchers Cripple Pushdo Botnet
    By on August 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Trailrunner7 writes with this from ThreatPost: “Researchers have made a huge dent in the Pushdo botnet, virtually crippling the network, by working with hosting providers to take down about two thirds of the command-and-control servers involved in the botnet. Pushdo for years has been one of the major producers of spam and other malicious activity, and researchers have been monitoring the botnet and looking for ways to do some damage to it since at (more…)

  • Attackers Using Social Networks For Botnet Control
    By on July 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Trailrunner7 writes “Bot herders and the crimeware gangs behind banker Trojans have had a lot of success in the last few years with using bulletproof hosting providers as their main base of operations. But more and more, they’re finding that social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are offering even more fertile and convenient grounds for controlling their malicious creations. New research from RSA shows that the gangs behind some of the targeted (more…)

  • Zeus Botnet Dealt a Blow As ISPs Troyak, Group 3 Knocked Out
    By on March 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “Niney of the 249 Zeus command-and-control servers were knocked offline overnight when two ISPs, named Troyak and Group 3, were taken offline. Whoever was behind the takedown ‘just decided to knock out a large area of cybercrime, and this was probably one of the easiest ways to do it,’ said Kevin Stevens, a researcher with SecureWorks. As with the McColo takedown of just over a year ago, Troyak’s upstream providers seem to have knocked (more…)