Email Spam Volumes Fall to Lowest Level in Two Years: Symantec

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 03-02-2011


A recent report from Symantec declared that spam volumes in January 2011 fell to the lowest levels, since March 2009. The spam volumes seemed to drop dramatically since 25th December of 2010 and continued its phase in January. The only time that spam volumes dropped by such a remarkable extent was after the closure of McColo, a California-based ISP in 2008, for being implicated in criminal and botnet… Continue reading

How to Secure Your PC from Being a Part of Botnet

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness | Posted on 22-03-2010


The recent Mariposa scam which revealed the compromising of 12.7 million computers shows the extent and severity of botnet problem. Mariposa is only one of them; there are many more such botnets like conficker, kraken, srizbi, Zeus, Zdbot, etc which have compromised millions of computers that are connected to internet today. And these in turn are actively trying to infect more and more computers every day. An… Continue reading

Hackers who created botnet with 12.7 million computers busted

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 08-03-2010


Spanish police working with the FBI and other police forces have arrested three suspects for running world’s biggest computer hacking scam through a bots network called Mariposa.

This is a crucial win for security experts over hackers and a relief to millions of people who use internet everyday. The network of mariposa botnet is spread around 190 countries infecting over 12.7 million computers. These included computers… Continue reading