How to Secure Your PC from Being a Part of Botnet

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

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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

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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