botnets

Twitter accused of dodging Brexit botnet questions again

Once again Twitter stands accused of dodging questions from a parliamentary committee that's investigating Russian bot activity during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum.  

BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named Pascal Geenens has followed the

Rustock Knocked Out, Investigators Look For Its Puppet Masters

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/rustockclue.jpg" />The botnet is dead (enough), but now what? You'l recall that Microsoft, working in conjunction with pretty much every

Rustock Botnet: Down & Out, Or Merely Down?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/rustock.jpg" />It was like a movie. Microsoft, working with domestic and international police, and with corporations like Phizer, had man

The Walled Garden Has Won

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/barbedwire.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="152" /> Ten days ago Google discovered that apparently innocuous Android apps <a href="https://b

Should we even bother going after cyber-criminals?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cybercrime.jpg" />At what point do you stop trying to track and prosecute cyber-criminals? Obviously, you can't let criminals run around

Twitter now being used to direct botnets

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/twitterbot.jpg" /> Twitter. Twitter? Twitter! <b>TWITTER!</b> Yes, the world's most important Web site has been co-opted by evildoers, be

You too can buy 1,000 zombie PCs for pennies on the dollar!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/zombiepcs.jpg" />You know those “have-a-penny/need-a-penny” jars you find at 7-Eleven and whatnot? Here's a cool way to kill a few ho