Exclusive: WordPress exploit explained

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As Neowin reported earlier this week, WordPress blogs were compromised on what was originally thought to be GoDaddy servers.  Neowin spoke exclusively with Todd Redfoot, a security expert at GoDaddy, who explained the exploit. GoDaddy reassures...

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Microsoft helps smash massive botnet

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Microsoft announced this week, that together with industry partners, it has executed a major botnet takedown of Waledac, a large and well-known “spambot.” Botnets are networks of compromised computers controlled by "bot herders" or "bot masters"...

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Twitter used as a hacking tool

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Mysterious accounts seem to be appearing all over the popular Twitter micro-blogging website. The suspicious accounts appear to be posting complete gibberish, when in reality are posting executable commands that are downloading malware to...

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EU agency declares war on botnets

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ENISA, a pan-European agency designed to promote closer co-ordination on information security, is calling for a revamp of cyber-security laws and best practices in a bid to combat the growing economic impact of cyber attacks...

Microsoft: We took out Storm botnet

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Its malware scanner cleaned more then 500k PCs infected with the bot in '07 Microsoft today took credit for crushing the Storm botnet, saying that the malware search-and-destroy tool it distributes to Windows users...

Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

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Robert Matthew Bentley, 21, Panama City, Florida, has plead guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and computer fraud. Bentley was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida in November 2007. The case...

New Developments Emerge About eBay Botnet Attack

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The Aladdin eSafe Content Security Response Team (CSRT) has uncovered new details surrounding the eBay botnet attack first discovered on Monday. Researchers have found that the attack is primarily targeted at UK users of eBay...

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