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Cybersecurity roundup: April 1 to April 7, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Facebook takes on plenty of heat for its handling of a data scandal, while Delta Airlines and Sears suffer security breaches due to a malware attack on a third-party service both companies use. It's your cybersecurity roundup for the week!

U.S. takedown of huge botnet will lead to temporary spam decline

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Experts predict that the decline will be significant but expect it to rise again after some months

U.S. takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:46 AM

US authorities say Piotr or Peter Levashov had operated the Kelihos network of tens of thousands of infected computers stealing personal data and sending spam emails by the millions

Malware on CCTV cameras poses potential security risk

Oct 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Security firm Incapsula in trying to solve a DDoS attack case finds malware on closed circuit television cameras to be part of the problem

US smashes $10M data-stealing 'Bugat' botnet

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:43 AM

A 30 year old Moldovan Andrey Ghinkul arrested on August 28 in Cyprus is charged Tuesday with crimes related to the operation of the botnet and Washington is seeking his extradition

Europol disrupts cybercrime ring that infected millions of PCs

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:57 AM

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in several countries is disrupted by European police

Pony botnet attack leaves 2M affected

Dec 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

Those affected by the botnet had their computers controlled and monitored in the background so their credentials could be stolen

PONY BOTNET. The botnet allowed a controller to steal user information from over 2 million accounts.

Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft, FBI

Jun 06, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Microsoft and the FBI aim to take down or hinder the Citadel botnet

Microsoft, Symantec disrupt cybercrime operation

Feb 07, 2013 - 1:50 PM

Microsoft and Symantec team up with US officials to shut down servers connected with a cybercrime operation

STOPPING A BOTNET. Microsoft, Symantec, and US marshals raided two data centers and shut down servers hosting a network that controlled infected computers for criminal operations.

Facebook helps FBI stop online crime ring

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:39 PM

Facebook aids in taking down the Yahos online crime ring

SOCIAL GOOD. Facebook aids in nabbing an online crime ring.