Rsocks, a popular proxy service, was just seized by the DOJ
The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed it has seized and dismantled the infrastructure of a Russian botnet used to hijack millions of devices worldwide for use as proxy servers. According to pro
Google disrupts Russian botnet that infected 1 million Windows machines
Google is suing two Russian individuals it claims are behind a sophisticated botnet operation that has silently infiltrated more than 1 million Windows machines worldwide. In a complaint filed in the
A newly-wormable Windows botnet is ballooning in size
Researchers say a botnet targeting Windows devices is rapidly growing in size, thanks to a new infection technique that allows the malware to spread from computer to computer. The Purple Fox malware w
Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections
In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers an
California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices
Good news! California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in 2
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://t
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