McAfee enhances its Network Security Platform

McAfee announced enhancements to its Network Security Platform which includes: Enhanced botnet control: File and network connection reputation feeds from cloud-based McAfee …

Email malware jumps 400% after Rustock takedown

Malware sent via email increased by 400% in the last week of March 2011, Commtouch reported today. The significant increase was detected two weeks after the takedown of the …

Vulnerabilities surge: 8,000 recorded in 2010

IBM today released results from its annual X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report, highlighting that public and private organizations around the world faced increasingly …

Rustock botnet downed by Microsoft

As many security companies and experts noted in the last few days, the activities of the Rustock botnet came to a standstill. They speculated about the reason behind this …

Tough questions about botnets

ENISA published a comprehensive study on the botnet threat and how to address it. The report looks at the reliability of botnet size estimates and makes recommendations for …

SpyEye botnet activity surges

Fortinet announced its February 2011 Threat Landscape report, which details five zero-day vulnerabilities found in Cisco (FGA-2011-03), Adobe (FGA-2011-06) and Microsoft …

Malware family integration across botnets

Analysis by Symantec reveals that in February, 1 in 290.1 emails (0.345%) was malicious making February among the most prolific time periods both in terms of simultaneous …