Posts Tagged ‘botnets’

 

Botnets can be used to blackmail targeted sites

USA TODAY By Jon Swartz and Byron Acohido, USA TODAY Find original copy of this article here: SAN FRANCISCO – Botnets work beautifully for blackmail. Cyberextortionists have perfected denial-of-service attacks, in which thousands of bots are directed to bombard a targeted website with nuisance requests, effectively preventing anyone else from connecting to the site. STORY: […]

Botnet scams are exploding

By Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, USA TODAY Find original copy of this article here: SEATTLE – Two days after actor Heath Ledger died, e-mails began moving across the Internet purportedly carrying a link to a detailed police report divulging “the real reason” behind the actor’s death. Ledger had been summarily drafted into the service […]

Storm e-mail worm evolves as it wreaks havoc on Net

USA TODAY By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY Find the original copy of this article here. LAS VEGAS — Like a summer cyclone gathering force, the Storm e-mail worm is casting an expanding shadow on the Internet. Storm first spread to e-mail in-boxes in Europe and the USA in January — enticing recipients to click on […]