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  • Technology eliminates bot-infected traffic from advertising campaigns

    03.10.2013

    White Ops introduced a systematic solution for eliminating bot-infected traffic from advertising campaigns.

  • Researchers sinkhole half a million ZeroAccess bots

    01.10.2013

    In a race against time and ZeroAccess developers and botmasters, Symantec researchers managed to sinkhole a large chunk of the infamous P2P-based botnet before its herders managed to update the bots and close down the security holes that allowed the researchers to do so.

  • Tor-using Mevade botnet is stealthy new version of old threat

    27.09.2013

    The Mevade Trojan and botnet have gained unexpected notoriety when it turned out that the majority of the recent, sudden and massive uptick in Tor users was the result of it adding Tor as a method of communication between the bots and the C&C servers.

  • Researchers discover ties between TDSS and ZeroAccess rootkit families

    19.09.2013

    A lot has been said and written about the long-lasting TDSS (or TDL) and the considerably newer ZeroAccess (or Sirefef) rootkits, and the similarities between the two have been noticed before, but Trend Micro researchers have discovered something that might indicate direct ties exist between the two malware families.

  • Massive spike of Tor users caused by Mevade botnet

    06.09.2013

    When Project Tor director Roger Dingledine recently drew the public's attention to the unusual and considerable rise in the number of Tor users, he invited people to speculate and share plausible explanations about it because, by his own admission, they were unable to find it out by themselves.




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