Massive DDoS attack targets Spamhaus

The DDoS attacks mounted against Spamhaus over a week ago have escalated in the last few days, reaching a never previously experienced level of some 300 gigabits per second at …

Grum botnet makes a comeback

Last year’s takedown of the Grum botnet was one the most fascinating ones so far, as it triggered a quick response from the botherders who tried to derail law …

Old and new botnets behind spam resurgence

Even when they have other capabilities, botnets are primarily used to send out malicious messages, since that is the easiest – not to mention the least risky – way …

Malware peddlers exploit death of Hugo Chavez

As predicted, the death of such a well-known and controversial politician as the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been exploited by cyber criminals to lead users to …

Yahoo Mail accounts still hijacked daily

Email account hijacking has been a big problem for Yahoo Mail users since the beginning of the year, as a number of vulnerabilities have been discovered, shared online and …

Tax-themed malicious spam bombard inboxes

As the end of the U.S. tax season slowly approaches, cyber crooks are stepping up their game and are sending bogus out tax-themed emails. Webroot warns about an alert …

SMS spam threat targets Apple fans

AdaptiveMobile today sheds light on the extent of a new global SMS spam threat. According to Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) which examines mobile security threats from around …