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The Dutch take down Bredolab botnet

The High Tech Crime Team of the Dutch National Crime Squad has seized 143 Bredolab command and control servers and effectively shut down the botnet that controlled 30 million computers, according to the country’s public prosecutor’s web site. The takedown was a...

GFI Sunbelt Software weekly video feature

The GFI Sunbelt Software Malware Minute video is available for your viewing pleasure on the Sunbelt Software YouTube channel (and below). Malware Minutes are short videos (1-2 minutes) that provide a weekly roundup of top stories from the GFI Sunbelt Software Blog,...

Feds warn of money mule and takeover scams

The U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center have issued a pair of advisories detailing the threat to job seekers from money mule scams and to small and medium size businesses...

Web filtering: are employees offended?

Stop malware, cut cyber slacking, reduce bandwidth use and block pr0n Paul Mah, on the ITBusiness Edge blog, reported on GFI’s September survey of web filtering practices in small and medium businesses and got some interesting feedback from readers. Web filtering is...

So, ya want to read up on malware analysis?

There was an email thread circulating here at GFI Sunbelt Labs listing good books about malware analysis. Someone said: “we should blog this.” Here is a list of everybody’s picks: “Malware Analyst’s Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious...