CSI: Cyber Ends With a Bitcoin Bounty Hunter and Creepy Revenge Hack

CSI: Cyber’s double-header finale has everything wonderfully horrible about this incoherent, paranoid baloney sandwich of a show: Overwrought melodrama, gargled tech jargon, comical graphics, an extensive array of stylish vests, and Oscar Winner™ Patricia Arquette grimacing her way through a hefty career mistake with… » 5/14/15 6:30pm 5/14/15 6:30pm

It Took Police Three Years to Fully Shut Down a Money-Stealing Botnet

Back in 2012 the Ramnit worm wriggled its way through social networks and onto the computers of over three million computers, and began to steal sensitive information like bank account details. Now, almost three years later, police have announced that the botnet behind the scourge has been fully shut down. » 2/26/15 6:00am 2/26/15 6:00am

The 6 Biggest Bitcoin Heists in History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who've stolen a few hundred dollars worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars… » 2/27/14 1:00pm 2/27/14 1:00pm

World's Third-Largest Spam Botnet Is Knocked Offline for Good

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As a Show of Gratitude for Discovering the Mac Botnet, Apple Tries to…

Dr. Web is the security firm that discovered last week's all-Mac botnet, something that is pretty unprecedented for the operating system. After sending Apple the findings of their research, Dr. Web heard nothing. And while it technically has yet to acknowledge Dr. Web at all, the fact that Apple attempted to nix the… » 4/10/12 1:15pm 4/10/12 1:15pm

Giant Dutch Botnet Busted, Forced to Commit Ritualistic Suicide

When the Dutch High Tech Crime unit raided the 150,000-machine strong Shadow botnet, they didn't simply bust its 19- and 16-year-old basement-dwelling operators. Oh no. Instead of simply decapitating it from the top, the police enlisted the help of Kaspersky Labs to actually take full control, driving the cold dagger… » 8/15/08 9:00am 8/15/08 9:00am