As has been reported by Dark Reading, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others, a Russian crime group has reportedly collected more than 1.2 billion usernames and passwords. Entrust senior vice president David Rockvam talked with Dark Reading about how this demonstrates the continued need for stronger authentication standards.
A malicious botnet called ‘Nitol’ was interrupted by Microsoft on Sept. 13. ‘Nitol’ was using a Dynamic DNS to enable the infected bot computers to communicate with the hacker’s command and control server. For background, it is possible to serve a website from a home computer, but the difficulty is that your home Internet service provider provides a constantly changingSeptember 19, 2012 in Malware