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  • In Pictures: 20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

    In Pictures: 20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

    The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

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  • Is your PC bot-infested? here's how to tell

    As fireworks boomed on the Fourth of July, thousands of compromised computers attacked U.S. government Web sites. A botnet of more than 200,000 computers, infected with a strain of 2004's MyDoom virus, attempted to deny legitimate access to sites such as those of the Federal Trade Commission and the White House. The assault was a bold reminder that botnets continue to be a massive problem.

  • Latest malware trick: outsourcing quality assurance

    Creators of Waledac malware enlisted the Conficker botnet as a tool to spread malware of their own, marking the first time Conficker was made available for hire, according to Cisco's mid-year security report.This was symptomatic of a wider trend Cisco noted of malware purveyors using established business practices to expand their illegal enterprises. Cisco likened the arrangement between Waledac and Conficker to a partner ecosystem, a term Cisco uses to describe its collaboration with other vendors.

  • Up next: Cellular botnets, cyber militias

    The ability of malware writers to consistently stay ahead of those seeking to stop them has been a constant factor in the security industry over the past several years.