Why Does BBM For Android Have a Ton of Horribly Fake Reviews?

So BBM for Android and iOS finally made it out after some delays. And how is it? "Really great user friendly and smooth" apparently. At least, according the legion of bots that's leaving positive reviews on Google Play. » 10/24/13 10:38am 10/24/13 10:38am

Botnet Warlord: Meet the Man Who Will Kill Your Computer

You can blow away any website in the world if you try hard. Throw enough traffic at a server on the internet—friendly or otherwise—and it'll buckle. For most these attacks are a headache, but here's one man who makes a sport (and money) out of swarming his enemies online. » 4/09/13 12:00pm 4/09/13 12:00pm

Microsoft and Symantec Just Busted a Major Cyber Crime Ring

It sounds like the plot of a movie: two major software corporations join together to shut down an evil global cyber crime operation and engage in wacky hijinks along the way. While the latter can be neither confirmed nor denied, according to an exclusive report by Reuters, Microsoft and Symantec did shut down servers… » 2/06/13 4:14pm 2/06/13 4:14pm

Researchers Glean 250GB of Facebook User Data with New Socialbot

Facebook's "Immune System" might not be as robust as Zuckerberg believes. In fact, four researchers from the University of British Colombia have recently demonstrated just how easily a new breed of bot can infiltrate the FB system and harvest user data. » 11/02/11 10:40pm 11/02/11 10:40pm

Symantec Finds First Mac Botnet, Already Launching DDoS Attacks

The first Mac botnet is already launching DDoS attacks against some website, which penetrated Macs via tainted copies of iWork '09 and Photoshop CS4. Just like what we told you about in January. Be careful when you pirate stuff. [ZDNet via NYT] » 4/17/09 8:57pm 4/17/09 8:57pm