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How a Security Industry Collective Shattered The Latest Hlux/Kelihos Botnet

On the heels of news earlier this week that Microsoft led an operation that resulted in the takedown of several Zeus botnets, on Wednesday more news came from the security industry on the successful takedown of yet another large botnet.

On Wednesday, experts from Kaspersky Lab along with others including experts from newly formedsecurity firm CrowdStrikeDell SecureWorks and members of the Honeynet Project, announced the successful takedown of the second Hlux/Kelihos botnet. (Microsoft refers to the botnet as Kelihos, while Kaspersky calls it the Hlux botnet.) Continue reading How a Security Industry Collective Shattered The Latest Hlux/Kelihos Botnet

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Researcher Traces ‘Gameover’ Malware to Maker of Zeus

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The “Gameover” malware that the FBI warned users about earlier this monthis a preview of the next version of the even-more-notorious Zeus money-stealing Trojan, a security researcher said today.

“Gameover represents the latest and greatest source code package from the Zeus author,” said Don Jackson, director of Dell SecureWorks’ counter-threat unit. “[New features] in Gameover will be rolled into the final Zeus version 3, which is in beta and will wrap up soon if it hasn’t already.” Continue reading Researcher Traces ‘Gameover’ Malware to Maker of Zeus