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The game isn’t over yet for Gameover malware

Researchers at Sophos have discovered new variants of Gameover malware—a botnet operation that was shut down by law enforcement just over a month ago.

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Microsoft's botnet-hunting domain seizure cramping other hacking campaigns, Kaspersky says

A variety of other sophisticated hacking campaigns used No-IP's infrastructure

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One-click test finds Gameover Zeus infections on PCs

Researchers from F-Secure created a Web page to test if computers are infected with the Gameover Zeus Trojan program.

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How to protect yourself against Gameover Zeus and other botnets

Government agencies and private companies cooperated to take down a widespread malicious botnet. But others will inevitably replace it. Here are some tips to defend yourself.

Law enforcement agencies disrupt Gameover Zeus botnet

Two U.S. courts unseal charges releated to the giant botnet and the Cryptolocker ransomware.

A hacker's story: Mitchell Frost explains his motivation

As a 19-year-old college student In 2006, Mitchell Frost used a campus network to launch botnets against several conservative web sites; here is his story.

ZeroAccess takedown leads hackers to abandon bot

Microsoft and its partners apparently persuaded the ZeroAccess bot-herders to abandon their click-fraud network.

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Industry group rallies to fight bots, protect the cloud

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are mounting, so the Cloud Security Alliance formed the Anti-Bot Working Group to help fight this threat.

Microsoft, Europol claim victory in taking down ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft blocks traffic and seizes domains owned by the notorious ZeroAccess botnet, while Europol moves in to physically take down the servers.