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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help
Cybercriminal activity hub Avalanche Network has been busted by law enforcement agencies, ending a long reign of protection for botnet operators.
Exclusive: The cyber security supply chain
You need to think like a cyber security criminal says McAfee
What you need to know about the Mirai botnet behind recent major DDoS attacks
A DDoS on DNS provider Dyn last week managed to disrupt an array of the internet’s biggest websites, including Paypal. Here's what you need to know.
The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.
How safe are your emails? An expert breakdown
Since the concept of email was first floated in the 60s, it has exploded onto the scene, becoming an absolutely crucial part of everyday business.
Fortinet’s Top 5 threat predictions for 2014…
Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance network security has revealed FortiGuard Labs’ 2014 threat predictions, highlighting five threats to watch out for next year.
Battling the bots - Updated
Anti-bot blade to be introduced with new appliance range at events in Auckland and Wellington.
Botnets thriving - report
Botnets are now responsible for distributing 87.9% of all spam, with approximately 151 billion unsolicited messages each day.