Zeus evolution: Geographical attack locations

Despite having been around for four years, Zeus continues to be a thorn in the side of the IT security industry and its business users, mainly because of its constantly …

Inside a banking Trojan drop-zone

There can be no doubt that cybercrime is on the rise. Compared to real-world crime, it is easier, often more profitable, and carries definitely less risk to the perpetrator. …

Waledac botnet wakes up after 7 days of sleep

Waledac appeared in a new version in the last days of 2010, sending out big amounts of New Year related spam messages. It then stopped spamming in the evening of January 4th, …

Experimental botnet reveals long sought answers

Is there a better way of analyzing the ins and outs of a botnet than making one yourself? The answer to that question was negative for ESET’s researcher Pierre-Marc …

Scottish botnet master sentenced

Matthew Anderson – the Scottish botnet master who was found guilty of organizing a campaign that saw computers enslaved in a botnet, stealing data from their owners and …

The aftermath of the Bredolab botnet shutdown

The war against botnets will be long and hard – there is no doubt about it. For one thing, command and control centers can be replaced and the targeted botnet …