Following increased efforts by a number of companies and organizations, the takedown on botnet C&C servers is now a pretty regular occurrence and cyber crooks have reacted by decentralizing the communication between bots and their controllers.
Member states of the European Union might soon be creating new laws that will raise minimum prison sentences for convicted cyber attackers and botnet herders.
Last week's disruption of nearly 1500 Citadel botnets believed to be responsible for over half a billion US dollars in financial fraud and affecting more than five million people in 90 countries has been welcomed by most security experts, but not all.
Microsoft, the FBI, Agari, financial services industry leaders FS-ISAC, NACHA, and other industry partners, managed to break up a massive cybercrime ring which was stealing people’s online banking information and personal identities.
Administrators of servers running Ruby on Rails are advised once again to upgrade to the latest versions of the framework (3.2.11, 3.1.10, 3.0.19, and 2.3.15), as a vulnerability that exists in previous versions is being actively exploited in the wild to rope servers into an IRC botnet.
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