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Malware
FBI disrupts multiple botnets as part of anti-fraud operation
Ad fraud ring 3eve used botnets to generate nearly 30 million dollars in fraudulent ad revenue.
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IoT security
Security cameras – a latent botnet network?
In a comparison of 16 indoor and outdoor IP surveillance cameras, researchers found only one well-protected device.
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Artificial Intelligence
Exclusive: Why botnets will swarm IoT devices
“What if these nodes were able to make autonomous decisions with minimal supervision, use their collective intelligence to solve problems?”
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DDoS
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
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Ransomware
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
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Ransomware
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
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Malware
2018 proves to be a mixed bag of severe cyber threats, report finds
There are more than 100,000 known vulnerabilities that are open to exploitation from attackers.
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Malware
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
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Botnet
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
“DDoS attacks can be used as a smokescreen to steal money or to demand a ransom for calling off an attack.”
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DDoS
APAC to lead market growth in botnet detection solutions and services
Asia Pacific will experience a 36% CAGR for botnet detection solutions and services, exceeding growth rates in North America and Europe.
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DDoS
Asia Pacific nations undeniably caught up in botnet traffic - report
China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Australia amongst the top five Asia Pacific countries sending out the most malicious internet traffic.
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Malware
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
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DDoS
Chinese websites targeted in drive-by download attack that drops DDoS bot
The DDoS bot goes by the name of Avzhan, a malware that has been around since 2010.
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Internet of Things
IoT bank attacks on show at INTERPOL's Digital Security Challenge
INTERPOL’s Digital Security Challenge event took an IoT malware simulation to the extreme in a bank heist.
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Microsoft
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
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Internet of Things
the IoTroop botnet: Could it be the next 'cyber hurricane'?
The rapid evolution of ‘IoTroop’ is happening much faster than the Mirai botnet; and it is enslaving IoT devices at a faster rate too.
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Malware
Spammers' work cycles: Mon-Fri with lazy weekends, says IBM X-Force
Attackers using tools such as Dridex and Qakbot spam employees through malicious mail at times when victims are most likely to open all incoming mail.
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DDoS
New report reveals hackers weaponising old vulnerabilities
Attacks are on the rise and cybercriminals are reverting to old techniques, with Akamai using the quote “everything old is new again."
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Cloud
DDoS attacks hitting 'record-breaking' levels as volumes increase 380%
DDoS attackers are hitting hard, fast and with no breaks in between, leading to record-breaking attacks over hours or even days.
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Ransomware
Botnets are being overshadowed by ransomware - in the media, at least
Botnets not only harm the owners of infected computers, but others too – they can send out spam, distributing a range of scams or even ransomware.
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Internet of Things
IoT security in danger of being ignored, says Trend Micro
Organisations that install IoT technology also suffer by not ever using reinforced configurations, which means hackers can exploit significant holes.
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Malware
Hancitor climbs its way to the top of 'world's most wanted' malware families
The Hancitor/Chanitor malware has rapidly climbed to be one of the top five ‘world’s most wanted’ malware families for the first time.
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IoT security
Mirai botnet now targeting Windows PCs to access IoT devices
Notorious IoT malware ‘Mirai’ has now jumped ship to infect Windows devices and Symantec is warning users to make sure they don't get caught.
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Internet of Things
Will 2017 be the year that IoT threats go mainstream?
From a security perspective IoT devices are fundamentally flawed. And the bad guys are getting pretty good at exploiting them.