Posts Tagged 'botnet'

Tracking and disrupting the crime ring behind a polymorphic botnet.  On April 8, global law enforcement, with the assistance of Intel Security/McAfee, took down the Beebone botnet, which propagates a particularly tricky polymorphic worm. Law enforcement and criminals often act like predators and prey, each evolving and adapting, trying to gain an advantage. A few […]

Several global law enforcement agencies—with assistance from Intel Security—this week successfully dismantled the “Beebone” botnet behind a polymorphic worm known by Intel Security as W32/Worm-AAEH. The purpose of this worm is to facilitate downloading other malware, including ZBot banking password stealers, Necurs and ZeroAccess rootkits, Cutwail spambots, fake antivirus, and ransomware. The worm spreads quickly […]

In the year of 2000, Professor Vijay Pande, a renowned Stanford University researcher, released a little program that, when downloaded by a user, would simulate how protein molecules fold—a necessary and important part of drug research. But protein folding is a complicated process, requiring a lot of computing power to do the simplest of recreations. […]

Ever felt like your computer was possessed? Or that you aren’t the only one using your tablet? I think I smell a rat. Literally, a RAT. A RAT or remote administration tool, is software that gives a person full control a tech device, remotely. The RAT gives the user access to your system, just as […]

When different organizations team up to defeat malicious software, great things can happen. That’s the conclusion we can take away from Apple and Reddit’s cooperation in taking down the iWorm bug affecting roughly 17,000 Mac users across the globe. So what’s iWorm, you ask? iWorm is a malicious program (often called malware) which takes advantage […]