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Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

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...

NBC website hacked and distributes malware - here's what happened

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The latest high-profile organisation to fall victim to cybercriminals is the US television network NBC.

NBC's website was "owned" and used as a go-between in a campaign to infect online visitors automatically.

Point of sale devices and Canadian banks targeted by Citadel malware variant

Point of sale devices and Canadian banks targeted by Citadel malware variant

A new variant of the prevalent Citadel crimeware kit has been discovered to target Point of Sale (POS) devices. Find out more, in this analysis from SophosLabs expert James Wyke.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

The Citadel crimeware kit - under the microscope

The Citadel crimeware kit - under the microscope

Ever since the source code of Zeus/Zbot leaked in May 2011, many new variants have appeared.

One particularly prevalent example is Citadel.

James Wyke of SophosLabs puts it under the microscope....

Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

Reveton ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated

Many of you have been asking us about the Reveton ransomware, which claims that the FBI has fined you, and locks you out of your PC until you pay up.

Learn what it looks like, and what to do if you or one of your friends and family encounter it...