ZeroAccess Botnet containing 2 million infected PCs switched off … or maybe not?

According to a press release from the European Cybercrime Center; authorities in Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland have shut down the 18 control servers of a ZeroAccess Botnet and felt the collars of 8 Cyber criminals involved. The severs were in control of 2 million infected end-user systems and their “Click Fraud” caused, mehr …

botfree.eu at ICT2013 in Vilnius

From November 6th to 8th, 2013 more than 4000 researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, young people and politicians will get together for the ICT 2013 summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Botfree.eu and the ACDC project (Advanced Cyber Defence Centre) are proud to present the project to this international audience. The project stand can be found at booth number 4A9, every mehr …

News from Japan: Implementing ACTIVE & Holding ACTIVE Promotion Forum

Malware infection methods, including those by website browsing, are becoming more and more sophisticated and intricate, and it has become difficult for Internet users to be aware of their own computer infections and respond autonomously. Therefore, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has decided to start an anti-malware support project called Advanced mehr …

Panda Security: botfrei.de & Initiative-S are sucessful – Malware on the raise!

Having a closer look on Panda Labs’ current quaterly report, countries with existing anti-botnet initiative’s do have lower infection rates: With Sweden (21.03 percent), Norway (21.14 percent), Germany (24.18 percent) and Japan (24.21 percent) all 4 countries – running something simular to botfrei.de – hold the leadership of Panda’s Top 10 list of “cleanest” countries. mehr …

Threema: Alternative to WhatsApp with end-to-end encryption

Mobile messaging with a smartphone is quite popular these days. Services like WhatsApp, iMessage or even plain SMS are delivering Millions of messages each day. These services are even often used to deliver sensible data or used in corporate communications, without worrying about the possible risks. These messages are stored by the service provider, they mehr …

Microsoft kills Citadel Botnet – for real?

Several days ago, it has been reported in the media that Microsoft took over the Citadel botnet, which should have caused a money loss of more than $ 500 million (approx. EUR 380 million) over the past year and a half. According to Microsoft, online criminals infected more than five million computers worldwide with Citadel mehr …

Malware-Detection: SmartScreen pushes Internet Explorer on Top!

In a current study published by NSSLabs both technologies, Microsoft SmartScreen- and Google’s Download Protection, have been considered as very effective. Internet Explorer (99,96 %) and Google Chrome (83,16 %) are far ahead of the competition. On the topic of blocking malware downloads Apple’s Safari (10,15 %), Firefox (9,92 %) and Opera (1,87 %) often mehr …

Is your computer locked by the FBI? This alert is caused by malware!

We have seen a new type of the world-wide known “police trojan”, blocking access to the windows desktop. It claims that the FBI (“Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section”) have detected illegal activities, such as viewing/distributing child pornography, using unlicensed software, or distributing copyrighted files. In order to “unblock the computer, you must pay the mehr …