Spam emails on decline, malware still on high-rise: Kaspersky

The total number of spam emails has reportedly declined in the third quarter of the year, but the malware is still running high, security company Kaspersky has revealed.

`India has third highest infection rate of ZeroAccess botnet`

ZeroAccess, which is one of the largest known botnets in existence, has infected more than 1.9 million computers globally on a given day in August this year with India having the third highest infection rate after the US and Japan, cyber security firm Symantec has said.

Microsoft, Symantec take down `$1mln a yr` botnet

Security experts from Microsoft and anti-virus specialists Symantec have shut down a botnet that was believed to be illegally raking in over one million dollars a year.

Microsoft busts global `botnet cybercrime ring`

Software giant Microsoft has disrupted a network of infected computers that was helping cyber criminals commit fraud.

Google denies ‘Android hijacked by botnet’ claim

Internet search giant Google has denied claims that many smartphones using its Android operating system have been hacked by an illegal botnet.