Dec 21 2010
The Pushdo/Cutwail and Bredolab botnet command centers have been shut down; the SpamIt partner program went out of business; and a criminal case has been brought against Igor Gusev who is believed to be the world’s No.1 spammer.
Dec 20 2010
On 25 October 2010, the Dutch police force’s Cybercrime Department announced the shutdown of 143 Bredolab botnet control servers. The next day at Armenia’s Yerevan international airport, one of those formerly responsible for running the botnet was arrested.
Dec 17 2010
The third quarter of 2010 turned out to be more eventful than the preceding quarter. Over 600 million attempts to infect users’ computers with malicious and potentially unwanted programs were blocked during this period; an increase of 10% on the second quarter of this year.
Dec 13 2010
The year 2010 has been almost identical to the previous one in terms of malware evolution. Generally speaking, trends have not changed that much and nor have the targets for attack; though certain malicious activities have progressed dramatically.
Dec 02 2010
By far the biggest threat to users this month was drive-by downloads. This type of attack can result in users’ computers being infected even when visiting legitimate sites.