Botnet herders face jailtime

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 3:05 AM EST

Authorities are seeking jailterms of up to 3 years against two botnet operators who alleged to have commanded a network of 1.5m computers.

The 20 and 29 year old Dutch male suspects are accused of to have constructing two viruses that were set free on the internet. The Toxbot worm was used to recruit a worldwide network of zombie PCs on which they installed adware software. They deployed the Wayphisher worm to steal credit card information and account information for online banks.

At vnunet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The psychology of phishing

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Cybercriminals no longer send out thousands of emails at random hoping to get a handful of hits, today they create highly targeted phishing emails which are tailored to suit their recipients.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Jul 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //