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Was Microsoft's takedown of Citadel effective?

Was Microsoft's takedown of Citadel effective?

Last week, Microsoft took aim at more than 1,400 Citadel botnets by sinkholing their command and control infrastructure.

What was the actual effect of this takedown? SophosLabs takes a look...

Botnet smackdown, Oracle on Java, Passwords you can eat - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our latest 60 Second Security video.

From botnet takedowns to authentication tokens you swallow...here's the latest security news in a easily digestible format!

FBI and Microsoft in massive takedown of "Citadel" crimeware

Microsoft just announced the successful disruption of 1462 "Citadel" botnets.

You read that correctly!

Not a botnet of 1462 computers, but 1462 separate botnets...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren't noble

Was the LulzSec hacking gang harmless? Perhaps noble, even?

Graham Cluley argues that it's not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.

Jail for the LulzSec hacking gang members

LulzSec hackers sentenced

BREAKING NEWS: Members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Have your say - LulzSec: helpful, harmless or hideous? [VOTE NOW]

Have your say - LulzSec: helpful, harmless or hideous? [VOTE NOW]

LulzSec are about to be sentenced, which will tell us what the judge thinks.

But why not tell us what you think, right here, right now?

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Get up to date with everything we wrote in the past seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Network gaming company uses its "cheat-prevention" client to build a Bitcoin botnet

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One problem with network games: how do you trust the other people in the contest?

You could build a network that requires your customers to installed a special "cheat-blocker" client...

...and then use the client to mine Bitcoins.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed anything, here's everything we wrote in the past seven days.

WordPress blogs and more under global attack - check your passwords now!

If you have a web service that supports remote users, you will know that malevolent login attempts are an everyday occurrence.

But hosting providers worldwide are reporting an onslaught at well above average levels...

The biggest Mac malware attack of all time - blogger names suspected mastermind

Suspected mastermind behind biggest Mac malware attack of all time

Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs has shared details of his investigation into who might have been behind Flashback - which hit more than 600,000 Mac computers in early 2012

Monday review - the hot 13 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with this handy weekly roundup

Massive DDoS attack against anti-spam provider impacts millions of internet users

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The largest recorded DDoS attack has been ongoing for over eight days now, causing slowdowns and errors throughout the internet. Is this a one time scenario or does this expose a greater weakness in the world's largest network?

Researcher uses botnet to map internet - vital public service, or cybercriminal dodginess? [POLL]

An anonymous researcher just published a paper that claims to have mapped out almost the entire internet for the first, and perhaps the last, time.

Thing is, he used a virus to create a giant botnet to do it. Does the end justify the means?

Chameleons, botnets and click fraud

Chameleons, botnets and click fraud

A botnet called "Chameleon" is said to be generating more than $6 million a month through bogus clicks on online adverts.

Find out more about how click fraud works.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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Catch up with anything you might have missed last week – it’s weekly roundup time.

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

A Chinese hacker's main job may well be running a botnet of malware-clotted zombie PCs, but there's always time left in the day for selling fake Likes, apparently.

Anatomy of a targeted attack - SophosLabs explores an Adobe zero-day "malware experiment"

SophosLabs was contacted recently to help investigate malware from an unusual sort of targeted attack.

What our researchers found was intriguing, to say the least, so we thought we'd share our discoveries with you...