Check Point stops bot attacks

Check Point announced a new Anti-Bot Software Blade that protects against bots and APTs (Advance Persistent Threats). Check Point helps customers discover bots and prevent …

Microsoft takes down Kelihos botnet

After having disrupted the operation of the Waledac and Rustock botnets, Microsoft has set its sights on a smaller one that is thought to be an attempt to rebuild the Waledac …

A botnet for the masses

Did you know that you can buy a bot for just 10 Euros? Researchers of German security firm G Data have discovered that a bot builder dubbed “Aldi Bot” is currently …

Botnet masters are spreading their resources

With the takedown of the Pushdo/Cutwail, Bredolab and Rustock, the number of “zombified” US computers has decreased so much that the country is no longer …

Bitcoin mining botnet also used for DDoS attacks

A recently discovered P2P Bitcoin mining botnet has acquired DDoS capabilities, warns Kaspersky Lab expert Tillmann Werner. It’s main reason of existence has so far been …

Internet bad neighborhoods

A significant part of current attacks on the Internet comes from compromised hosts that, usually, take part in botnets. Even though bots themselves can be distributed all over …

Global analysis of 10 million web attacks

Web applications, on average, experience twenty seven attacks per hour, or roughly one attack every two minutes, according to Imperva. They observed and categorized attacks …

DDoS bot masquerades as Java update

An especially virulent Trojan variant with DDoS capabilities has been spotted masquerading as a regular Java update and is being served both from legitimate and malicious …