Tag Archives: Shadowserver Foundation

The Web’s Bot Containment Unit Needs Your Help

March 16, 2020

Anyone who’s seen the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters likely recalls the pivotal scene where a government bureaucrat orders the shutdown of the ghost containment unit, effectively unleashing a pent-up phantom menace on New York City. Now, something similar is in danger of happening in cyberspace: Shadowserver.org, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works to help Internet service providers (ISPs) identify and quarantine malware infections and botnets, has lost its longtime primary source of funding.

‘Avalanche’ Global Fraud Ring Dismantled

December 1, 2016

In what’s being billed as an unprecedented global law enforcement response to cybercrime, federal investigators¬†in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe¬†today say they’ve dismantled a sprawling cybercrime machine known as “Avalanche” — a distributed, cloud-hosting network that for the past seven years has been rented out to fraudsters for use in launching countless malware and phishing attacks.