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British Law enforcement and the FBI are actively looking for the individuals that created the largest botnet, reports World Watch from CBS News.
A male juvenile, who has been widely known in the hacker underground by his online moniker, “DSHOCKER,” was sentenced today in federal court to 11 months in prison, to be served in a juvenile detention facility, for computer intrusion, interstate threats, and wire fraud, stemming from hacking, botnet, and “swatting” activities. In accordance with federal [...]
US-CERT is reporting that they’re aware of widespread infection of the Conficker Worm. The worm infects computers running Microsoft Windows via a thumb drive, a network share, or directly across the network if the host is not patched with update MS08-067.
In the first US prosecution of its kind, John Schiefer, 27, of Los Angeles, also known as “acidstorm,” was sentenced last week to 48 months in federal prison for using “botnets” to steal the identities of victims throughout the country by extracting information from their personal computers and wiretapping their communications, according the US Department [...]
The windows worm commonly known as Conficker is creating havoc by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE). When the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it may allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. Depending on the specific variant, it may also spread via removable drives and by exploiting weak passwords. It [...]
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Last month Microsoft released a critical patch out of schedule to prevent massive exploitation however it seems as many systems are still unpatched. A worm exploiting this critical bug is being used by the Conficker.a or Downad.a worm, reports ComputerWorld.