March 9, 2011  1:00 AM

Give Spam the Finger



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

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January 24, 2011  8:59 PM

Investigative Report on the State of the Black Market



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Panda Security, spambot

PandaLabs recently issued the results of an investigative report on the current state of the global cybercrime black market: http://press.pandasecurity.com/usa/press-room/panda-white-paper/. The report provides a...


October 30, 2010  11:28 PM

Halloween is International “Kill a Zombie Day!”



Posted by: Ken Harthun
halloween, spambot, Video, zombie

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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...


April 18, 2010  1:42 PM

Google Says Botnet Takedowns Had Little Effect on Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, iPad, iPhone, Kill switch, Security, spam, spambot

In a recent blog post entitled "Q1'10 spam & virus trends from Postini," Google said that a recent spate of botnet take-downs (Waledac, Mariposa, Zeus) has not had a dramatic impact on spam...


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"]

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