Botnet

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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Iot Botnets Behind 78% Of Malware Network Events In 2018 According To Report

Internet of things (IoT) botnet activity during 2018 was behind roughly 78% of all network malware events detected by the NetGuard Endpoint Security solution deployed on more than 150 million devices according to a report by the Nokia Threat...
Related topics: Malware, Nokia, Mobile Technology

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3ve Offline: Countless Windows Pcs Using 1.7m Ip Addresses Hacked To 'view' Up To 12 Billion...

Feds, Google, security orgs dismantle fraud botnet, eight people charged A collection of cybersecurity companies, Google, and the Feds are sharing details on how they uncovered and dismantled a massive ad-fraud operation known as "3ve" (pronounced...
Related topics: Hackers, Google, Computer Security

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Five Year Old Bug Spawns Router Botnet Monster

In the news has been yet another router botnet. [Hui Wang] and [RootKiter] of 360Netlab announced their discovery of what they call the “BCMUPnP_Hunter” rootkit. They estimate this botnet to be running on over 100,000 routers...

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200k Outlaw Botnet Uses Ssh Brute Forcing To Propagate, Monero Mining For Profit

The botnet which was once a DoS-focused botnet targeting Windows, Linux, Android, and enterprise IoT devices created by the Outlaw group has recently been upgraded to also mine for Monero and to propagate using SSH brute-force attacks. As initially...
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Linux, Android

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A 100,000-router Botnet Is Feeding On A 5-year-old Upnp Bug In Broadcom Chips

Enlarge (credit: D-Link) A recently discovered botnet has taken control of an eye-popping 100,000 home and small-office routers made from a range of manufacturers, mainly by exploiting a critical vulnerability that has remained unaddressed on...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Hacker Infects 100k Routers In Latest Botnet Attack Aimed At Sending Email Spam

An attacker is trying to infect your router with malware in order to send spam emails. If your router uses a Broadcom UPnP SDK, it could become vulnerable to this attack. So far, 100,000 routers worldwide have been infected. The post Hacker infects...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security, Spam, Malware

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Shellbot Variant Used In New Botnet, Spreads Using Iot And Linux Vulnerabilities

A new botnet controlled via IRC and using a Shellbot variant has been propagating using vulnerabilities in Internet of things (IoT) devices, Linux servers, Android devices, and Windows machines according to Trend Micro's research. As discovered by...
Related topics: Linux, Servers, Android, Mobile Technology

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Mirai Author Gets Only Six Months Of House Arrest, $8.6 Million Restitution

Paras Jha, Mirai botnet's co-author, was sentenced today to six months of home incarceration and ordered today to pay $8.6 million in restitution for the damages caused by his malware-powered Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) network. Mirai...
Related topics: Malware

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Exploits Block List Grows 50% Because Of Spambot, Avalanche/gamarue Botnet

A spambot targeting Chinese porn websites and a rise in the number of infected devices by the Avalanche/Gamarue botnet are behind the 50% increase of the Spamhaus Exploits Block List (XBL) during the past few weeks. Spamhaus' XBL is a near...

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