Top 10 botnets of 2010

Damballa’s “Top 10 Botnet Threat Report – 2010” shows a dramatic increase in Internet crime and targeted botnet attacks. At its peak in 2010, the total …

Web malware grew by 139 percent

Cisco’s latest global threat report reveals that Web malware increased by 139 percent in 2010 compared with the previous year. The rate of Web malware encounters peaked …

Malware increases by 46% in only one year

There is a steady growth of threats to mobile platforms, according to a new McAfee report. The number of pieces of new mobile malware in 2010 increased by 46 percent compared …

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, …