Tag Archives: Conficker

Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore

Cyber crime is not the cash cow it once was, according to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) whose recent research examined the cyber underground. Speaking yesterday at a press event at in San Bruno, Calif., security researcher Pat Peterson said last year saw a turning point in the fight against mass …

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Last Year Saw 60 Million Malware-infected PCs in Vietnam

Approximately 160,000 computers a day in Vietnam got slammed with malware last year, with most PCs being infected at an alarming rate by the Conficker virus, according to the Vietnam Informatics Department. According to Vietnamese news source VietNamNet, the Ministry of Public Security said Vietnam now ranks among the 10 …

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Thailand Sees Increase in Cyber Crime

Thailand’s cyber crime ranking in the Asia Pacific region has grown due to a spike in the country’s online population, according to a new Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. According to Nopchai Tangtritham, senior technical consultant at Symantec Thailand, the report showed Thailand ranked 21 in global malicious activities in …

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Are You Part of the Botnet Army?

As malware becomes more prevalent, the number of infected computers continues to grow, some of which are becoming part of large-scale botnets. So what can you do to protect yourself from joining the “botnet Army?” A botnet is a string of computers that are each infected with malware. The infected …

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DHS to Provide In-Depth Look at Botnet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to publish a report next month on the global efforts to combat it, according to Computer World. The report looks at the Conficker Working Group’s efforts to meet the threat. “We said, ‘This was a very good example of the private sector, …

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