Botnet

There's Nordvpn Odd About This, Right? Infosec Types Concerned Over Strange App Traffic

Firm explains but security folk not appy with clarifications Weird things are afoot with NordVPN's app and the traffic it generates - Reg readers have spotted it contacting strange domains in the same way compromised machines talk to botnets'...

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How Android Defeated ‘the Biggest Botnet You’ve Never Heard Of’

Speaking this week at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit in Singapore, Android security engineer Maddie Stone shed new light on the years-long battle between Google's mobile operating system and a particularly nasty malware known as Chamois. As...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Computer Security, Kaspersky, Google, Malware

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New Variants Of Mirai Botnet Detected, Targeting More Iot Devices

Enlarge (credit: BeeBright/Getty Images) Mirai, the “botnet” malware that was responsible for a string of massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2016—including one against the website of security reporter Brian Krebs—has...
Related topics: Malware

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Bitcoin Wallet Electrum Hit By Dos Attack From 140,000-strong Botnet

The servers of popular Bitcoin wallet Electrum are under heavy attack, and users are advised to be extra careful when using the platform until it’s resolved. A sophisticated botnet of more than 140,000 machines has launched Denial-of-Service (DoS)...
Related topics: Bitcoin, Servers

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Huawei Bungled Router Security, Leaving Kit Open To Botnets, Despite Alert From Isp Years Prior

Chinese kit slinger was told of UPnP flaw in 2013, didn't do too much about it Exclusive  Huawei bungled its response to warnings from an ISP's code review team about a security vulnerability common across its home routers – patching only a...
Related topics: Huawei, Computer Security

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What To Do When The Botnet Comes Knocking

“It was a cold and windy night, but the breeze of ill omen blowing across the ‘net was colder. The regular trickle of login attempts suddenly became a torrent of IP addresses, all trying to break into the back-end of the Joomla site I...
Related topics: Joomla

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Using Networks To Govern Network Problems

Today, botnets and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can accompany them, are considered among “the most severe cybersecurity threats.” Botnets have caused extensive economic harm to businesses, banks, hospitals, and...

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Sign Of The Times: Mirai Botnet Strain Fine-tunes Itself To Infect Digital Signage, Projectors

Notorious code puts on suit and tie, goes after business kit A strain of the botnet malware Mirai has emerged focused on a wider set of embedded internet-connected devices.…
Related topics: Malware

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Prominent Trump Supporter Kicked Off Of Twitter After Bragging To Newspaper In Interview About...

Twitter said it has permanently suspended prominent California conservative and Trump supporter Jacob Wohl on Tuesday. This comes right after the young internet personality appeared in a large USA Today feature, in which he appeared to brag about...
Related topics: Social Media

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The Rise Of Iot Botnets (and How To Protect Your Smart Devices)

Connecting all of your gadgets to the internet isn’t always a great idea. While the Internet of Things allows you to perform tasks remotely and monitor your devices from anywhere in the world, it also provides a way in for malicious hackers...
Related topics: Gadget, Hackers, Computer Security

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Alleged Sim Swapping Crypto-crooks Cuffed, Ios App Snooping, Ad-fraud Botnets, And More

All your extra bits and bytes of this week's infosec news in less than 5 minutes Roundup  Here's a summary of more infosec news beyond what we've already reported this week – enjoy.…
Related topics: Ios

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Fbi Sting Hits N Korea Software That Secretly Links Vulnerable Pcs For Hacking

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Users of compromised computers are being notified of a North Korean botnet called Joanap, which creates vulnerable networks for the Pyongyang’s hackers, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.
Related topics: FBI, Hackers, Computer Security

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Us Will Map And Disrupt North Korean Botnet

The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to map the Joanap botnet and "further disrupt" it by alerting victims. ...
Related topics: North Korea, Hackers, FBI

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Team America Tries To Crash Little Rocket Man's Joanap Botnet From Within, Warns Owners Of Infected...

So lonely, so lonely without my hacked PCs Analysis  Uncle Sam has infiltrated and somewhat knackered what it claims is a North Korea-operated botnet of hijacked Microsoft Windows computers.…
Related topics: Hackers, Microsoft

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Brit Hacker Hired By Liberian Telco To Nobble Rival Now Behind Bars

Bloke binned at Blackfriars for blasting botnet to bork broadband A Surrey man has been jailed for 32 months after admitting to launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against an African telco.…
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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Engadget Giveaway: Win A Security Package Courtesy Of Bitdefender!

Deliveries left out on your doorstep, nocturnal pet activities and network-connected devices open wide to the world for possible hacking or botnet conscription are just some of the reasons Bitdefender has provided this week's giveaway package....

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Large Organizations Face Up To Several Million Targeted Bot Attacks Per Day

According to an Osterman Research report, 211 large organizations with a mean of 16,822 employees have reported that during most weeks they experienced an average of 3,700 bot attacks targeting Internet exposed web apps. Bot attacks (also known as...

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What You Need To Know In Advertising Today

Ad fraud remains rampant, continuing to eat into an increasing share of marketers' ad dollars and cheat publishers out of revenue. Click farms, botnets, and domain spoofing are infiltrating everything from websites and video inventory to...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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Interfacing Phillips Hue Lights With Everything

The Internet of Things is eating the world alive, and we can’t buy incandescent light bulbs anymore. This means the Internet is now in light bulbs, and with that comes some special powers. You can turn lights on and off from a botnet. You can...

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A ‘botnet’ Of Infected Wordpress Sites Is Attacking Other Sites On The Platform

A botnet of infected WordPress sites has been attacking other WordPress sites, generating up to five million malicious logins on certain WordPress backends within the last thirty days. The post A ‘botnet’ of infected WordPress sites is...
Related topics: WordPress

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