Tag Archives: Panda Security

Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort

Stuxnet, the worm that allegedly targeted Iran's nuclear facilities, must have been nationally sponsored, claims a security expert. Panda Security Laboratories Technical Director Luis Corrons told Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review when the price of the worm is considered, it is very likely the Stuxnet work was supported by …

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Neustar’s Rodney Joffe on Mariposa Arrests

Rodney Joffe, Neustar Inc.’s senior vice president and senior technologist, recently spoke to Federal News Radio about July’s Mariposa botnet arrests. According to the FBI, the Mariposa botnet stole passwords for websites and financial institutions, online users’ credit card and bank account information, launched denial-of-service attacks, and spread viruses in …

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Scareware among Fastest-Growing Online Scams, Says FBI

Pop-ups telling you your computer has been infected with a virus and then insisting on buying a certain anti-virus solution are not only incredibly annoying, but they can also masquerade as carriers of malware. Called scareware because they scare consumers into buying bogus anti-virus programs, this type of scam has …

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Botnet Takedown Leaves Hackers on the Prowl for Legitimate Work

Botnets have become increasingly more common tools among hackers, but this year there has been signification success with shutting them down. While law enforcement agencies celebrate the success, there is one side that is not happy: the jobless hacker. In an interview with BBC, Panda Security’s Luis Corrons talked about …

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Vodafone Spain Provides Botnet Smartphone

Vodafone Spain has provided a pre-infected smartphone to a researcher at S21Sec, one week after a similar incident in which the company provided an infected smartphone to a researcher at Panda Security. The smartphones are infected with the Mariposa botnet client and other malware. Both of the smartphones were order …

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Authorities Smash Botnet Infecting Over Half of Fortune 1000

Earlier this year, Microsoft demonstrated one way to take out a botnet. Earlier this week, Spanish authorities provided another option, namely arresting the botnet handlers. Spanish authorities arrested 3 cyber criminals who were behind the Mariposa botnet, which was one of the largest botnets in the world and, according to …

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