March 9, 2011  1:00 AM

Give Spam the Finger



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Security, spam, spambot, zombie

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 28, 2011  11:21 PM

What the Heck is a Botnet?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Security, sophos

I have recently had issues with trying to explain botnets to a client. I was met with blank stares. Thanks to Sophos for this definition:

A botnet is a collection of infected...


December 12, 2010  3:04 PM

InfoWar: Cyber Hactivist Group Anonymous Attacks WikiLeaks’ Founder’s Swedish Prosecutors



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber warfare, DDoS, Hacking, Infowar, IRC bot, WikiLeaks

The Hacktivist group, Anonymous, has targeted WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange's Swedish prosecutors among other targets that have taken action against WikiLeaks. This is all a part of "Operation: Payback" which has now expanded into "Operation Avenge Assange."  This poster has been being passed...


November 20, 2010  10:07 AM

Malware is Now a Trillion-Dollar Industry



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 14, 2010  7:14 PM

What the Heck Are Botnets?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, honeypot, spam, spambot

Yes, I know that this is an old topic and almost everyone knows about them by now. Or do they? In my tech support activities, I run into all different levels of PC savvy (and lack thereof). The other day, I was explaining in detail a phishing attack that a client had fallen for. I pointed out all...


March 3, 2010  5:59 PM

Botnet of 13 Million Infected PCs Dismantled



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Panda Security

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 27, 2010  2:02 AM

Waledac is Now Virtually Headless



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, cyber security, Microsoft, spam, spambot, Waledac

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignleft" width="285" caption="Waledac Infections Worldwide"]

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 30, 2009  8:00 PM

Web 2.0 Security: Spam and Bot Infections



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Scam, Skype, spam, Web 2.0 Security

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 14, 2009  3:02 AM

Twitter Used As Botnet Command & Control Channel



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Exploits, Security, Twitter

A botnet that uses Twitter for command and control? You bet. Jose Nazario over at Arbor Networks apparently found one: “Basically what it does is use the status messages to send out new links to contact, then these contain new commands or executables to download and run.” The bots connect to...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: