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Microsoft Claims Major Victory In Battle Against Hackers

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal c...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Takedown Busts Up Global Cybercrime Ring | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.07.2013 | Technology

Thousands of computer users around the world received startling news Wednesday when they tried to search online: their PCs were infected and used by h...

World's Third Largest Botnet Shut Down, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.19.2012 | Technology

Computer users may see fewer e-mail offers for cheap Viagra and fake Rolexes after security researchers this week helped shut down the world’s third...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Raids Offices in Two States To Disrupt Massive Botnet | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

Cyber investigators from Microsoft, joined by a team of United States marshals, raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois Friday to disrupt a global...

Gerry Smith

Internet Providers Agree to Fight 'Zombie' Computer Networks | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Every month, about four million computers turn into zombies, according to researchers. Unbeknownst to their owners, who have accidentally clicked ...

How Microsoft Took Down A Massive Botnet

Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology

By Nick Clayton, The Wall Street Journal Last week, Microsoft announced it had shut down the botnet known as Kelihos, Waledac 2.0 or Hlux. The focu...

Trace Radiation Isn't the Only Global Fallout From Fukushima

Mason Inman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Despite the radiation now spread across Japan, New Scientist points out fossil fuels are far deadlier than nuclear power -- mainly because of air pollution

Fighting Bots Is Everybody's Business

Joe Waz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Waz

Every one of us has to be a soldier against spam, bots, and other Internet abuses. You wouldn't leave your doors unlocked at home -- why would you leave your computer open to the world?

Waledac Botnet TAKEDOWN: Microsoft Wins Court Approval To Topple Botnet Army

Yahoo! News | Thu Feb 25, 2:42 Am ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Software giant Microsoft Corp has won a U.S. court approval to deactivate a global network of computers that the company accused of spreading spam and...

Microsoft To Deactivate Botnet Army | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Microsoft has won a court order to deactivate a "botnet," an army of tens of thousands of PCs around the globe infected with malicious code that allow...

Kneber Botnet Virus Breaches 75,000 Computers: STUDY

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new type of computer virus is known to have breached almost 75,000 computers in 2,500 organizations around the world, including user accounts of pop...

Where Is Obama's Cyberczar?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

Why hasn't the president appointed a cyber czar to monitor and secure the electronic highway from attack? His staff said he is looking for just the right person, and that takes time.

From The Pentagon To Monty Python: The Internet Turns 40

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Technology has grown by such leaps and bounds since 1969 that it's hard to conceive how things were before we all had access to computers.