If a picture is worth a thousand words...

…how much is an interactive picture worth?

Umbra Data™ is pleased to offer more of our Dark Side Intelligence™ to you with an interactive world map containing active C&C’s being tracked by us. The map provides a snapshot of botnet activity worldwide along with the respective number of vetted C&C’s per country.  Simply click on one of the country flags to open a window that includes a high-level review of the top ASN’s with C&C’s, and how long the C&C’s have been active. You can also drill down by the continents listed at the top of the page to get a clearer view of individual countries.

This Just In: Dog Bites Man!

There’s a saying in journalism, “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”

Consider the Kneber botnet.  If you follow tech news, it was nearly impossible to miss the stories on Feburary 18, 2010 mentioning how this newly discovered botnet had infected almost 75,000 computers and including those of over 2500 organizations.  Sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it?  Let’s look a little deeper.  Kneber is a variant of the ZeuS botnet.

Can TV Land get the Botnet Thing Right?

Just a prediction for those of you who watch Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) do his thing on the hit TV show 24. Last season, Jack had to recover a stolen CIP device and save the country from critical infrastructure meltdown and multiple nefarious extortion attempts. Now you and I know that CIP is not a device, but protocol requirements for securing the various key infrastructure components in the United States.