Bot Networks

Researchers Discover Mini Botnet Mumba

According to a newly published report, upon obtaining access to a mini ZeuS botnet dubbed Mumba, researchers at AVG found 60GB of stolen data such as, accounting details for social networking sites, banking accounts, credit card numbers and intercepted emails. Read the full article. [ZDNet]

Botnets increasingly are creating phony
online accounts on legitimate websites and online communities in order
to steal information from enterprises. Merrick
Furst, botnet expert and distinguished professor of computer science at
Georgia Tech, says bots are showing up “en masse” to customer-facing
websites — posing as people. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

Security watcherssay they’ve spotted a new botnet that bears the
hallmarks of Storm and is sending out a “massive volume of spam emails
to targeted recipients.” Read the full article. [The Register]

According to a report issued today, eight networks connect
directly to the botnet-hosting ISP Troyak and four other upstream providers that “surround the
malicious core,” and help to “mask the true malware-hosting armada and
provide solid uptime to the malware servers” for ZeuS botnets, Gozi, and RockPhish among others. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

They’re the Internet equivalent of storm chasers, spending endless hours scanning and sleuthing, looking for the telltale signs of botnets. Here’s an inside look at the battle against cybercrime’s weapons of mass infection. Read the full article. []

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