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Storm botnet: it’s ba-a-a-a-a-ck

The Honeynet Project blog is carrying an article about a new botnet that appears to be a revival of the Storm Worm network that died out in 2007 — once one of the biggest on the Internet. They said Steven Adair from Shadowserver found that the new botware uses...

Men in blue suits raid Gizmodo

“Finders keepers” isn’t exactly a legal concept Many bloggers and commentators are making much of the fact that San Mateo police served a search warrant on the home of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen and confiscated computers, servers and other equipment, probably as a...

Solving CAPTCHAS as cottage industry

Make big money! $.80 to $1.20 per 1,000 People in China, Bangladesh and China are bidding on jobs solving CAPTCHAS so spammers can create new email accounts, but the work is a bit tedious, according to a story in the New York Times. Many brokers and middlemen who...