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Security Fix: August 21, 2005 - August 27, 2005

Suspected Zotob Worm Authors Arrested

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m. ET: I've put together a larger story on this after an interesting conversation with top officials at Microsoft and the FBI. Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of releasing the "Zotob" and "Mytob" worms, variants of...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 26, 2005; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Justice Dept. Targets Porn Spammers

UPDATE -- Aug. 25: The post below incorrectly stated that among those expected to be indicted was Kirk Rogers, 42, of Manhattan Beach, Calif. Rogers was not indicted. According to an official press release issued by the Justice Department this...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 25, 2005; 9:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Google Patches?

Gary Rivlin over at the New York Times has written an excellent piece today headlined, "Relax, Bill Gates: It's Google's Turn as the Villain" (registration required).  Rivlin spoke to Silicon Valley investors and venture capitalists who collectively think Google is...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 24, 2005; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Bank Sites Still Driven by Marketers

For years, banks, e-commerce companies and other operators of Web sites that deal in personal financial information have trained customers to look for the little "padlock icon" in the corner of their Web browser window. That padlock indicates that users...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 23, 2005; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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The Worm Business

Now that some of the dust has settled from the outbreak(s) of the Zotob worm last week, the time is right to put this latest Internet worm into perspective. First off, security blogger Dominic White has put together a chronology...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 22, 2005; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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