June 8, Softpedia – (International) After CNN patches vulnerability, diet spammers start abusing Ask.com flaw. Spammers abused an open redirect vulnerability in CNN’s Web site until the news organization closed the vulnerability. 163 more words
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McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013 was released today. According to their research, there has been a dramatic increase in instances of the Koobface social networking worm and a rise in the number and complexity of targeted threats (inc information-gathering Trojans and threats targeting systems’ master boot records) 153 more words
Facebook Donates $250,000 To The University of Alabama At Birmingham Using Money Acquired From Spammers
Facebook has donated $250,000 to the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators of the social media botnet Koobface and other spammers. 518 more words
Sophos researchers and investigators across security industry have uncovered an insight into how a group like Koobface is run, and led, and earn millions of dollars every year by compromising computers. 247 more words
The publication of a detailed investigation into alleged members of the Koobface malware gang appears to have had an instant impact.
The C&C (command and control) servers at the heart of Koobface have stopped responding, and the individuals uncovered by the report have been busy deleting their profiles on social networks, where they had left digital clues as to their identities. 326 more words