Tag Archives: botnet

  • Fake Firefox Extension Recruits Users into a Botnet

    The following is an excerpt from an article recently published by leading security expert Brian Krebs on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. The article follows an investigation by KrebsOnSecurity and describes how a malicious add-on is trapping Firefox users into joining a botnet utilized to hack web sites: ” An unusual botnet that has ensnared more than […]

  • Microsoft’s New Cybercrime Center Disrupts Major Botnet

    Dec. 5, 2013 — The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit today announced it has successfully disrupted a rampant botnet in collaboration with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and leaders in the technology industry, including A10 Networks Inc. The Sirefef botnet, also known as ZeroAccess, is responsible for infecting more than […]

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    BotNets – Are You Infected?

    BotNets – What are they? BotNet, short for Robot Network, is one of the scariest types of computer infection extant. We all know the internet is a dangerous place and many security measures must be adhered to in order to maintain some modicum of safety online. Unfortunately, no matter what a person does in the way […]

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    Why is security important?

    We here at DCT often mention the need for you to be actively involved in your online security, whether it be email, computers, or mobile devices. We also go to great lengths to explain why security is important to you. It may seem like we’re beating you over the head with security at times, but […]

  • Microsoft & US Marshalls raid Zeus botnet servers

    Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, working in conjunction with financial institutions and the computer security industry, has joined forces with US Marshals to take down a number of botnets which have been utilizing variants of the Zeus family of malware. It is claimed that Zeus and its variants are alone responsible for almost 500 million dollars […]