denial of service
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT click on this Couponizer online ad. You willÃ‚Â turn over control of your PC to the Waledec botnet. You will likelyÃ‚Â get a banking trojan installed, and your machine performance may slow when your PC is assigned to spread email spam and participate in denial of service attacks.
Not much has been written about Waledec. Yet there is a lot of circumstantial evidence suggesting …More
$250,000 reward for Conficker controllers’ scalps
February 16, 2009
That $250,000 bounty Microsoft has put up for the scalps of the controllers of the globe-spanning Conficker worm seems about right. Conficker, aka Downadup,Ã‚Â has now infected the German military, as well as networks of the UK and French Air Forces and England’s Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. After several weeks of informal collaborations, the world’s top virus hunters have formed an official posse to hunt …More
FAQ — The Ominous Downadup/Conficker worm
February 10, 2009
The creators/controllers of the unnerving Downadup/Conficker worm that continues to spread, mostly via unpatched Windows PCs inside corporate networks, have been very good aboutÃ‚Â holding their cards close, giving few hints of how they plan to use a botnet of several million infected PCs.Ã‚Â Here’s an FAQ I’ve assembled, derived from interviews with F-Secure’s Patrik Runald, Secureworks’ Don Jackson, Arbor Networks’ Jose Nazario, Sunbelt Software’…More
Botnets can be used to blackmail targeted sites
March 17, 2008
By Jon Swartz and Byron Acohido, USA TODAY
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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
The crooks threaten to paralyze websites for video games, financial institutions and small e-commerce businesses – unless the website owners pay protection money.
Denial-of-service attacks using …More