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  • Microsoft Offers $250K Reward for Rustock Information - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Offers $250K Reward for Rustock Information

    Microsoft recently announced it is offering a $250,000 reward for any information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those involved with the Rustock spamming botnet. The bounty is part of Microsoft’s ongoing campaign against the authors of the infamous malware. Rustock, which is known as one of the Internet’s most damaging botnets, was […] More

  • Cisco: Cyber Crime Not as Profitable Anymore - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 scams and criminal profits from […] More

  • Report: Email-borne Malware Surges 400% after Rustock Takedown - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Email-borne Malware Surges 400% after Rustock Takedown

    Malware delivered via email grew by 400 percent in the last week of March 2011, with the spike detected two weeks after the takedown of the Rustock botnet, according to a quarterly report by Commtouch. The Internet Threats Trend Report, which covers spam, phishing, malware and web threats, said while overall spam activity dropped around […] More

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