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2007.11.13 Daily Security Reading

by on Nov.13, 2007, under Security

Security Pro Admits to Hijacking PCs for Profit

A Los Angeles security professional has admitted to infecting more than a quarter million computers with malicious software and installing spyware.

Russian hacker gang vanishes day after moving to China

They severed connections to six of the seven net blocks on November 8

Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that “not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer”. But it turns out that statement seems not to apply to individuals targeted by government agencies that are able to convince a Canadian court to serve a court order on the company.

The World’s Biggest Botnets

What makes three of today’s largest botnets tick, what they’re after and a peek at the ‘next’ Storm.

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