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Self-Proclaimed ‘Nuclear Bot’ Author Weighs U.S. Job Offer

The author of a banking Trojan called Nuclear Bot — a teenager living in France — recently released the source code for his creation just months after the malware began showing up for sale in cybercrime forums. Now the young man’s father is trying to convince him not to act on a job offer in the United States, fearing it may be a trap set b
Publish At:2017-04-06 19:25 | Read:5700 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Arbor Networks Augustin Inzirillo Daniel Inzirillo Flo

Tech Savviness Does Little for Americans’ Security Aptitude, Finds Survey

There’s no better time than autumn to raise user awareness about how to stay safe online. It’s a time of year when children return to school and information security students take the next step towards launching their career. We also can’t forget that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the United States and Europe
Publish At:2016-10-26 16:10 | Read:5409 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Arbor Networks hack Infosec

The Internet of Dangerous Things

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to silence end users and sideline Web sites grew with alarming frequency and size last year, according to new data released this week. Those findings dovetail quite closely with the attack patterns seen against this Web site over the past year. Arbor Networks, a major provider of services to help block DD
Publish At:2015-01-30 01:40 | Read:6727 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire The Coming Storm Akamai Arbor Networks booter

Who’s Attacking Whom? Realtime Attack Trackers

It seems nearly every day we’re reading about Internet attacks aimed at knocking sites offline and breaking into networks, but it’s often difficult to visualize this type of activity. In this post, we’ll take a look at multiple ways of tracking online attacks and attackers around the globe and in real-time. A couple of notes about these gra
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North Korea Internet Restored Amid ‘Proportional Response’ Speculation

Ten hours after North Korea’s fragile and limited Internet connectivity disappeared on Monday, the isolated country was back online last night.While that much is certain, it’s still unknown who was behind the outage and why.Related PostsDHS Releases Destover Wiper Malware Indicators of CompromiseDecember 22, 2014 , 12:43 pmWhite House to Blame So
Publish At:2014-12-23 22:40 | Read:4637 | Comments:0 | Tags:Critical Infrastructure Hacks Arbor Networks China Unicom Cl

High-Volume, High-Rate DDoS Attacks Persist

As expected, the numbers back up the continued proliferation of both high-volume and high-rate distributed denial of service attacks – like the ones executed via NTP amplification – over the last few months.NSFOCUS, a security firm that measures DDoS traffic, released its Mid-Year Threat Report today, outlining a sustained increase in shorter, st
Publish At:2014-09-24 03:00 | Read:3014 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Web Security Arbor Networks DDoS attacks Dis

Bad Actors rebuild from scratch the Gameover Zeus Botnet

Experts at Arbor networks discovered a new variant of GameOver Zeus Botnet which implement DGA scheme. Recently law enforcement agencies have taken down the GameOver Zeus botnet with a multinational effort, but a few weeks later, researchers at Seculert spotted a new variant in the wild, which implements a domain generation al
Publish At:2014-08-15 16:20 | Read:4646 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Arbor Networks banking botnet Cybercrime

Gameover Zeus Botnet Rebuilds

It didn’t take long for an updated version of GameOver Zeus to make some headway in rebuilding itself.Research published today from Arbor Networks demonstrates that cybercriminals behind GameOver Zeus, which was taken down by law enforcement in early June, have renewed the botnet with at least 12,353 unique IP addresses worldwide. Arbor’s numbers come from f
Publish At:2014-08-14 19:00 | Read:5646 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Malware Arbor Networks Banking Malware banking trojan