The Six Biggest Bitcoin Heists in History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who've stolen a few hundred pounds worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changing hands. And they just keep happening. Read More >>

World's Third-Largest Spam Botnet Is Knocked Offline for Good

Salutations, My Dearest One: I am writing to you this blog post with joy and happy feelings in my heart, bringing news that will be of great interest and benefit to you. Oh, beloved, there is indeed a special reason for why I have chosen to contact you in this moment of your day, I write to you now because of the urgency of our situation: the world's third-largest spam botnet was knocked offline, today—for good. Read More >>

As a Show of Gratitude for Discovering the Mac Botnet, Apple Tries to Shut Down Dr. Mac's Virus Monitoring Servers

Dr. Mac is the security firm that discovered last week's all-Mac botnet, something that is pretty unprecedented for the operating system. After sending Apple the findings of their research, Dr. Mac heard nothing. Read More >>

Macs Do Have a Virus Problem -- 600,000 Botnet Infections Discovered

Russian security experts are claiming to have discovered a massive Mac-based botnet ring, which is believed to consist of around 600,000 infected computers running OS X. Read More >>

Microsoft Raids Take Botnet Stings Into Its Own Hands

Over the weekend, Microsoft teams accompanied by United States marshals raided buildings and seized hundreds of web addresses to shut down a major botnet syndicate. The sting was part of a civil suit brought by Microsoft — because it was tired of waiting for law enforcement bodies to act. Read More >>

Visiting the Parents This Christmas? Remove Their PC From the Botnet Collective

Reports estimate that over one million computers in the UK are part of the "botnet" system, a network of spyware-infected computers used for various criminal spamming activities. Read More >>

This Is How Microsoft and Kapersky Labs Neutralized a Spam Botnet

Botnets are feared not only for what they can do, but also for their resiliant nature (they're virtually impossible to completely disband). Still, Microsoft and Kapersky Labs teamed up recently to foil a particularly malevolent botnet called Kelihos. Here's how. Read More >>


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