Microsoft in the Process of Attempting to Disable Zeus Botnet

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Microsoft is in the process of a global operation in conjunction with financial services in an attempt to disable botnets powered by Zeus Malicious Software, which are believed to have been responsible for the theft of millions of pounds.

Microsoft has marked out that this operation is the “most complex effort to disrupt . . . → Read More: Microsoft in the Process of Attempting to Disable Zeus Botnet

Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

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According to figures from a recent study approximately 6% of the UK’s 19 million online household PC’s are linked to criminal networks called Botnets on a regular basis.

Once these computers are hijacked, they could be used for a range of criminal activities including sending spam e-mails, attacking websites . . . → Read More: Cyber Crime | Growing Botnet Criminal Networks

Cyber Criminals – Anti-Virus Scams

Internet users have been receiving cold calls from cyber criminals claiming to be Anti-Virus providers and have also been claiming that their computer is infected with malware (malicious software). These cyber criminal’s main objective is to try to sell you an anti-virus package which most likely will infect your computer with viruses or malware. Once . . . → Read More: Cyber Criminals – Anti-Virus Scams

Government says Cyber Crime is one of the biggest threats to the UK

Cyber-crime is now considered to be one of the biggest security threats facing the UK. The government has committed £500m to tackling cyber-crime. The government’s new National Security Strategy categorised it as a Tier 1 threat, putting it at the same threat level as international terrorism and major accidents.

Cyber crime involves attacks on computer . . . → Read More: Government says Cyber Crime is one of the biggest threats to the UK