Botnet

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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Mylobot Botnet Now Exfiltrates Data Using Second Stage Khalesi Trojan

The very dangerous Mylobot botnet known for acting as a gateway for second stage malware payloads has been detected by CenturyLink while downloading the Khalesi data-stealing Trojan on compromised machines. "What makes Mylobot so dangerous is its...
Related topics: Trojan Horses, Computer Security, Malware

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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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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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16k Strong Ddos-for-hire Botnet Provides 420+ Gb/s Club To Knock Out Websites

Following the public release of multiple botnets' source code, botnet building is now just a matter of copy-pasting code or using a botnet builder tool.  Taking this into consideration, it's no surprise that security researchers detected more and...

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Chalubo Ddos Botnet Compromises Linux Ssh Servers Using Brute-force Attacks

A newly discovered Linux malware has been observed while attacking and infecting an SSH server honeypot with a new Denial of Service (DoS) bot strain dubbed Chalubo and used by the bad actors to perform large-scale Distributed Denial of Service...
Related topics: Linux, Servers, Malware

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Botnets Adapt In Wake Of Twitter Crackdown

Twitter botnets are having to adapt their behavior in the wake of the platform’s crackdown. NBC News reports that on Thursday the platform suspended hundreds of accounts acting in a network to tweet messages of support for Saudi Arabia in the wake...
Related topics: Social Media

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Almost 12k Mikrotik Routers Are Hunting Around For Cryptojacking Opportunities

MikroTik, a Latvian routers and ISP wireless system maker, had quite a bad year with their routers suffering from several different security vulnerabilities which allowed attackers to enroll them in cryptojacking campaigns and huge botnets of...

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California Cracks Down On Internet Of Crap Passwords With New Law To Stop The Botnets

It's good news, but overall a wasted opportunity Anyone manufacturing an internet-connected device in California will, from 2020, have to give it a unique password in an effort to increase overall online security.…

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Instagram Used As Marketplace To Sell Stolen Fortnite Accounts And Botnets

Bad actors use Instagram, Facebook's photo and video-sharing platform, as a one-stop shop offering access to botnets and stolen Fortnite and Spotify accounts according to a report from Motherboard's Joseph Cox. Instagram wouldn't be the first...
Related topics: Instagram, Facebook, Social Media, Tech Photos, Tech Videos, Spotify

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Stealthy And Persistent Torii Iot Botnet Infects Devices Via Telnet

Avast's Threat Intelligence Team has uncovered a new IoT botnet malware strain which spreads itself by attacking MIPS, ARM, x86, x64, PowerPC, and SuperH devices via the Telnet TCP/IP protocol. As reported by Avast's security researchers, Torii is...
Related topics: Malware

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