News & Insights

Beware the trolls, secure your trackers

August 14, 2012
You track botnets? Right, we do as well. You spent your weekends building your slick botnet trackers and some fancy web interface? Damn, we did too. But let's face the truth, DDoS is boring. What gives better sense to your day than some random crook trolling you and your monitoring infrastructure? Nothing. So here's what happened today...

Reaffirmation of Values and Mission

May 23, 2012
Over the past seven years the Shadowserver Foundation has been successfully executing its mission to improve Internet Security by sharing information of compromised servers, malicious attackers and the spread of malware. We have been brazen in our core philosophy to share information freely and at no obligation.

Cyber Espionage & Strategic Web Compromises - Trusted Websites Serving Dangerous Results

May 15, 2012
In the last year, attackers engaged in cyber espionage have increasingly turned to the web to distribute their malware via drive-by exploits. The idea of distributing malware via drive-by exploits is not new at all.

Beware of what you download. Recent purported CEIEC document dump booby-trapped.

April 16, 2012
In recent weeks thousands documents have been released online by a hacktivist going by the online moniker of "Hardcore Charlie." These documents appear to have potentially been sourced and possibly stolen from various businesses and governments in different countries including the United States, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, and others.

Of House Cleaning and Botnet C&C's

March 7, 2012
In the last couple of weeks we have dropped almost 2500 C&C's from our tracking system. This may seem extreme but is was something of a necessity. It should also bring up the question of validity of the rest of our C&C counts that you see.