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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Windows Botnets Mess up the Internet and AV Software Won't Help

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Windows Botnets Mess up the Internet and AV Software Won't Help
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:43:36 +0000
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New Russian botnet tries to kill rival 

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| Security researchers say that the relatively 
| unknown Spy Eye toolkit added this 
| functionality just a few days ago in a bid to 
| displace its larger rival, known as Zeus. 


32% of computers with AV protection are infected

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| A SurfRight report shows statistics that give 
| credibility to the lately popular opinion that 
| one anti-virus solution is no longer enough to 
| be sure your computer isn't infected.
| The effectiveness of most anti-virus solutions 
| relies still on the quality of the virus 
| signatures, and sometimes on the heuristics 
| capabilities of the programs. Aided by its 
| partners, SurfRight had the idea of bundling 
| up 7 anti-virus engines that have at their 
| disposal an equal amount of anti-virus 
| databases. They called it Hitman Pro 3.



Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.


Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".

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