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Good preso on Storm

Somewhat technical overview but good stuff. John Levine comments: Last weekend, Brandon Enright of UC San Diego gave a informal talk at the Toorcon conference in which he reported on his analysis of the Storm botnet. According to his quite informative slides, Storm...

Italian malware arrests

Two men (on italian and one russian) have been arrested in Italy. Reportedly, by using exploits that target vulnerabilities in the browser, they were able to install premium-rate dialers on 67,000 computers and make 6 million Euros (about $8.5 million). More here (in...

Scammy marketing tactic: interactive chat bot

Sunbelt researcher Patrick Jordan found a style of popup this morning after infecting a system with some spyware. It’s nothing near even the old “Eliza” program, nor any other chat bot. This one is only interested in selling a cash advance. I made a little YouTube vid...