Neowin News Feed for: Botnets Neowin News Feed for: Botnets en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Hacker who commanded a 100,000+ strong bot army taken down by Ukrainian cops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Ukraine-based hacker who created and coordinated various cyberattacks like DDoS, spamming, or brute-forcing, using his 100,000+ bots has been arrested today by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:04:01 +0000 Cloudflare says it handled the most monstrous DDoS attack ever like a total champ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cloudflare says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever with the help of its in-house DDoS protection daemon. According to its data, this massive attack brought in 17.2 million requests per second. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 20 Aug 2021 20:34:02 +0000 The United States is a hive for botnets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/78071833usbotnets_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>McAfee Labs has discovered that the United States is the country with the most active botnet command servers, coming in a whopping 631 and beating other contenders by quite a margin <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:10:47 +0000 Microsoft to keep control of two Zeus botnets for two years <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>A federal court has granted Microsoft&#039;s request to keep control of two Zeus malware-based botnets for the next two year while the company works to clean the PCs infected with the malware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 01 Dec 2012 18:28:42 +0000 Have we lost the battle for desktop security? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1868610878a.jpg" alt="" /></div>We hear the warnings everywhere these days. Don&#039;t click on links from unknown sources, don&#039;t open attachments unless you know their contents, don&#039;t friend strangers on Facebook, and so many more. It&#039;s safe to say... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Sun, 09 May 2010 22:47:31 +0000 Botnets Plus Spam Equals Trouble <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cybercrime is going upscale. Criminals are not just putting together bigger botnets--more than a million computers in some cases--they are also adopting the principles of modern marketing to get their products onto your users' computers.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:34:42 +0000 FBI: Over one million computers working for botnets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With help from industry partners, the US Department of Justice and the FBI have released a statement that they have identified over one million computers who have become part of a botnet. The FBI and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:20:09 +0000 Microsoft Takes On Spamming Botnets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has filed lawsuits against 13 unnamed senders of spam e-mail who used botnets to distribute their messages. The actual charges were filed in August, but Microsoft only now unveiled details about the case. A... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Oct 2005 18:55:22 +0000