Microsoft and Symantec have touted taking down major botnets, but one expert calls their actions ineffective and aimed primarily at getting attention.
The cloud-based backup and recovery service was introduced in February 2012.
The cyber-gang running the CryptoLocker extortion racket is splitting its ransomware take with criminal botnet owners, says Symantec, which is monitoring this underworld activity online.
An alarming growth in malware signed with fraudulently obtained keys and code-signing certificates in order to trick users to download harmful code is prompting Microsoft and Symantec to push for tighter controls in the way the world's certificate authorities issue these keys used in code-signing.
One of the largest botnets in existence has lost access to more than a quarter of the infected machines it controlled.
Security experts at Symantec say a single Chinese hacking group called "Hidden Lynx" is involved in a recent series of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. interests.
Symantec has discovered a bizarre ransom Trojan that eschews the usual demand for payment in favor of asking its victims to fill in an online survey to get an unlock code.
Almost two-thirds of data breaches in 2012 could be attributed to negligence or human error and system glitches, reported the eighth annual Ponemon Global Cost of a Data Breach study.
The prodigious Shylock banking Trojan is still being upgraded and is apparently moving from its traditional targets in UK financial services to foreign ones, Symantec reports.
Security researchers from Symantec have identified an information-stealing Trojan program that was used to infect computer servers belonging to various U.S. financial institutions.
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