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Security Fix: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Srizbi Botnet Re-Emerges Despite Security Firm's Efforts

In the fallout resulting from knocking McColo Corp. offline, this past week may prove to be a missed opportunity in the prevention of a dramatic reappearance of junk e-mail, as a botnet that once controlled 40 percent of the world's...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 26, 2008; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  
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Spam Volumes Expected to Rise with Botnet Resurrection

Spam volumes could rise considerably over the next few days now that one of the world's largest networks of compromised computers used for blasting out junk e-mail was brought back to life tonight. The "Srizbi" botnet, a collection of more...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 26, 2008; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Two Weeks Out, Spam Volumes Still Way Down

A full two weeks after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity was taken offline, the volume of spam sent globally each day has yet to bounce...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 25, 2008; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Pharmacy Extortionists Take on CIA, DoD, FBI, NSA

Extortionists targeting clients of Express Scripts -- one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefits management firms -- may have inadvertently picked a fight for which they were ill-prepared. Security Fix has learned that among the company's biggest customers is the...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 24, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Felony Spyware/Porn Charges Against Teacher Dropped

A substitute teacher in Connecticut who faced 40 years in prison for allegedly surfing porn Web sites in the presence of seventh graders has been cleared of the charges after state prosecutors dropped the case. The remarkable story of Julie...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 24, 2008; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , From the Bunker  
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