It may seem like the plot of a high-stakes thriller novel, but this is real life: Wifatch is vigilantly malware that actively protects its victims from other viruses.
A recent study unveils various types of IRC Botnets and their different infection and propagation methods.
Several government and private agencies target the Beebone botnet which has infected over 12,000 computers. Europol has claimed that they have successfully ‘sinkholed’ the botnet by registering, suspending or seizing all domain names with which the malware could communicate and traffic was then redirected.
Europol conducted an operation against a massive botnet called Ramnit and managed to shut down several servers, which will hopefully turn out to be a major setback for the cyber criminals behind this zombie network.
Chthonic trojan is infecting Microsoft products by stealing online banking information using spear-phising and web injection attacks.