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
How the selling of fake antivirus got its start
April 8, 2008
Chapter 14 – Gaps in the system
Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity 2008 by Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, Union Square Press, Sterling Publishing Co.
As the accountant for a boutique Atlanta law firm, Shaillie Gattis was naturally expected to be the resident techie. Gattis actually was well qualified. Her father, Roger …More