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...

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