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    Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

    2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than the victim population at the beginning of the year, according to a new report. “Prior to 2010, many people thought in terms of spam and […] More

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    McAfee 2011 Threat Index: Sophisticated Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain Sight

    2010 was a breakout year for cybersecurity: from the revelations of the attack on Google, Operation Aurora, and the controversy surrounding WikiLeaks, to the Stuxnet worm, which targeted Iran's critical infrastructure and spawned a number of cyber conspiracy theories. But like a block-busting, splashy Hollywood sequel, cybersecurity in 2011 promises to be even bigger and […] More

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    Botnet Server Escapes to China

    Last week, security experts based in Hong Kong succeeded in taking out a key piece of the Koobface botnet, only to have it pop up in China. Koobface, which uploads stolen user names and passwords to a remote server, was taken down by the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) last week. […] More

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