This week in Malware

– recommended audiences: Home-user to Tech

I would like to have a weekly recap of Malware news on my blog. I think this would be useful to raise awareness a among home-users and maybe help inform a few fellow techs out there. This is my first edition. Feel free to give me your thoughts on this idea.


Some recent news on the Malware front:

  • Botnet For Hire: “Internet security has reached another new low: a botnet for hire that will perform a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against a website of your choosing.”
  • 57,000 new Malware sites
  • DDoS for the Masses: “Want to fire off a flood of malicious data that knocks your enemy’s site off the face of the Internet?”
  • Linux Privilege Escalation: “If you run a 64-bit version of Linux, take note, your system may be vulnerable to attack.”
  • XSS attack on Twitter: “…fear of falling prey to a nasty XSS attack that was running rampant yesterday.”


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