Category Archives: News

M*crosoft Offers $250,000 Bounty For Worm Authors

M*crosoft Offers $250,000 Bounty For Worm Authors The company has formed a cybersecurity posse with technology companies, academic organizations, and Internet infrastructure firms to dismantle the Conficker/Downandup worm’s infrastructure. By Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek Feb. 12, 2009 Beset by malicious worms after failing to convince enough server administrators to take its out-of-band Security Bulletin, MS08-067, seriously, […]

Amplified DDoS Attack Hits Small ISP

************************************************************************* SANS NewsBites            February 6, 2009               Vol. 11, Num. 10 ************************************************************************* –Amplified DDoS Attack Hits Small ISP (February 4 & 5, 2009) A new twist in DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks has come to light after the operator of a pornographic web […]

VMware Fights Fire with Fire

VMware has imported another ex-Microsoft veteran to fight Microsoft, its worst enemy. This time it’s Tod Nielsen plucked out of Borland, where he’s been CEO for the last three years, to be VMware’s chief operating officer, a specially created job that reports to fellow Microsoft veteran, VMware CEO Paul Maritz. Back in Microsoft’s golden age, […]