Bishop Fox to Present at Black Hat 2014 and Security B-Sides in Las Vegas

Bishop Fox to Present at Black Hat 2014 and Security B-Sides in Las Vegas

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Leading global IT security consultancy, Bishop Fox, announced today that several of its researchers will present at Black Hat and Security B-Sides ... Continue Reading →
Leaked Documents Detail The NSA's Use of Botnets To Install Spyware

Leaked Documents Detail The NSA’s Use of Botnets To Install Spyware

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – New documents have been leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that provides detailed information regarding the NSA’s use of botnets for ... Continue Reading →
Botnet Utlizes Tor Network, Causes Traffic Increase

Botnet Utlizes Tor Network, Causes Traffic Increase

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A large botnet has caused the popular anonymity network know as Tor to overload, security firm Fox IT noted on Thursday. The network reportedly faced ... Continue Reading →
WordPress Default 'Admin' Accounts Hit by Botnet

WordPress ‘Admin’ Accounts Targeted by Botnet

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Popular blogging platform WordPress is currently facing the wrath of a botnet attack, a post from CloudFlare noted Thursday. “The attacker is brute ... Continue Reading →
Authorities Nab Suspects for Butterfly Botnet

Authorities Nab Suspects for Butterfly Botnet

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – U.S. authorities announced on Wednesday the disruption of a crime ring responsible for operating the Butterfly Botnet, at fault  for causing damages ... Continue Reading →
Microsoft Settles with Web Host that Harbored 'Nitol Botnet'

Microsoft Settles with Web Host that Harbored ‘Nitol Botnet’

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A web hosting company once held responsible for harboring domains related to the notorious Nitol botnet is pledging to help Microsoft diffuse online ... Continue Reading →
Sale of Botnets Leads to 30 Month Prison Stint for Arizona Man

Sale of Botnets Leads to 30 Month Prison Stint

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Sell some botnets and you could find yourself in big trouble with the law. On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a 30 month prison stint ... Continue Reading →
Grum Botnet Taken Offline, Accounted for 18% of Global Spam

Grum Botnet Taken Offline, Represented 18% of Global Spam

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Good news for online users and bad news for the operators of one massive spam operation: On Wednesday, security firm FireEye announced the takedown ... Continue Reading →
Botnet Controls Android Devices, Microsoft Employee Says

Botnet Controls Android Devices, Microsoft Employee Says

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Analyzed spam samples point to a major botnet problem on mobile OS Android, according to Microsoft employee Terry Zink who recently talked about the ... Continue Reading →
Russian Spam King Lands in Big House

Russian Spam King Lands in Big House

(Ping! Zine) – Infect the computer systems of over 30 million online users and if caught, you could be set for a relatively harsh punishment. According to a BBC report on Thursday, ... Continue Reading →
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