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July, 2009

  • 10 July

    Korean DDoS malware may self destruct

    Earlier this week, we reported a series of attacks on key South Korean and U.S. government servers that took some of them offline. The attacks are still under investigation, but a blog post on the Washington Post’s website suggests that the botnet being used to deliver the DDoS (distributed denial …

June, 2009

  • 16 June

    New service detects malware on websites

    Dasient is a new web site service created by former Google employees, Neil Daswani and Shariq Rizvi, and Ameet Randive. The service crawls the web and detects malware, malicious software that is harmful to computers. The software locates the problematic code on the site and then quarantines it, effectively cleaning …

  • 11 June

    Triple Fiber Network Responds to Shutdown

    A week ago from today, the FTC shut down California web host Triple Fiber Network (3FN) for hosting illegal content, including child pornography, malware, and the infamous “Cutwail” botnet. In a press release riddled with broken English and grammatical errors, the company responded to the shutdown. Triple Fiber blasted the …

  • 4 June

    FTC Shuts Down California Web Host

    Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission shut down a California web hosting firm for involvement in spam operations. This is the first time the FTC has ever taken action against a hosting provider. The company, Triple Fiber Network, hosted some 15,000 websites at a data center in San Jose, …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    Symantec Releases MessageLabs Intelligence Report

    Computer security giant Symantec announced the release of its May 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Covering a wide variety of Internet threats, the report details some disturbing new trends. Most notably, spam has increased by 5.1% since April. It now accounts for 90.4% of email. Where you live depends on what …

  • 20 May

    Cyber security organizations create "Chain of Trust"

    The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and StopBadware.org have joined forces to create the Chain of Trust Initiative aimed at putting an end to the distribution of malware on the Internet. The goal is to combat malware by working in coordination with security companies, registrars, web hosting …

  • 14 May

    MessageLabs: Over 3,500 Malicious Sites Created Daily

    MessageLabs’ monthly Intelligence Report for April 2009 indicates that spam levels have spiked in 2009, climbing well above 85 percent, higher than it has been since 2007. Most of these are new image-based spam emails originating in China. Rather than including the images within the email as an attachment, the …