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Developer of DDoS Mirai based botnets sentenced to prison

A man accused to have developed distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets based on the Mirai botnet was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison. Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison because it has developed distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets based on the source code of Mirai bot
Publish At:2020-06-26 17:22 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet Cybercrime

New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

A new botnet, tracked as Lucifer, appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages close to a dozen exploits to hack Windows systems. A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining clie
Publish At:2020-06-26 09:38 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

New XORDDoS, Kaiji DDoS botnet variants target Docker servers

Operators behind XORDDoS and Kaiji DDoS botnets recently started targeting Docker servers exposed online, Trend Micro warns. Trend Micro researchers reported that operators behind XORDDoS and Kaiji DDoS botnets recently started targeting Docker servers exposed online. XORDDoS, also known as XOR.DDoS, first appeared in the threat landscape in 2014 it is
Publish At:2020-06-24 03:35 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware botnet Docker hacking news inf

XORDDoS, Kaiji Botnet Malware Variants Target Exposed Docker Servers 

Insights and analysis by Augusto Remillano II With additional analysis by Patrick Noel Collado and Karen Ivy Titiwa We have recently detected variants of two existing Linux botnet malware types targeting exposed Docker servers; these are XORDDoS malware (detected by Trend Micro as Backdoor.Linux.XORDDOS.AE) and Kaiji DDoS malware (detected by Trend Micro as
Publish At:2020-06-23 02:01 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Cloud botnet DDoS Docker Kaiji XORDDoS DDOS

Researchers dismantled ShuangQiang gang’s botnet that infected thousands of PCs

A joint operations conducted by experts from Chinese firms Qihoo 360 Netlab and Baidu dismantle the ShuangQiang ‘s botnet infecting over hundreds of thousands of systems. A joint operation conducted by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab and tech giant Baidu disrupted a botnet operated by a group tracked as ShuangQiang (aka Double Gun) that infec
Publish At:2020-05-27 11:32 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet information

Backdoor, Devil Shadow Botnet Hidden in Fake Zoom Installers

By Raphael Centeno and Llallum Victoria With additional insights from Bren Matthew Ebriega Cybercriminals are taking advantage of “the new normal” — involving employees’ remote working conditions and the popularity of user-friendly online tools — by abusing and spoofing popular legitimate applications to infect systems with malicious routines. We found two m
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:47 | Read:212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Botnets Malware application backdoor botnet Devil

VictoryGate Monero-Mining Botnet Spread via Infected USB Devices

A previously undocumented botnet called “VictoryGate” propagated via infected USB devices in order to perform Monero-mining functionality.Slovakian security firm ESET revealed that it had sinkholed several command-and-control (C&C) domains so that it could monitor VictoryGate’s activity.Through this process, the company learned that Vic
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:06 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News botnet

Law enforcement and Microsoft join forces to dismantle botnet using LED Light Control Console

Cybercriminals have abused LED light control console to launch malicious attacks, Microsoft’s security experts warn. Microsoft researchers shared details of a new incident discovered in Taiwan, where crooks abused LED light control consoles to launch malicious attacks. Threat actors used the consoles to deliver malware and ransomware through an IoT bot
Publish At:2020-04-20 12:08 | Read:528 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

Vollgar botnet has managed to infect around 3k MSSQL DB servers daily

Cybersecurity researchers spotted a crypto-mining botnet, tracked as Vollgar, that has been hijacking MSSQL servers since at least 2018. Researchers at Guardicore Labs discovered a crypto-mining botnet, tracked as Vollgar botnet, that is targeting MSSQL databases since 2018. The botnet is used to launch brute-force attacks against MSSQL databases to take
Publish At:2020-04-01 15:00 | Read:492 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware botnet crypto Hacking it s

Russia’s FSB wanted its own IoT botnet

byDanny BradburyIf you thought the Mirai botnet was bad, what about a version under the control of Russia’s military that it could point like an electronic cannon at people it didn’t like? That’s the prospect we could face after the reported emergence of secret Russian project documents online last week.The documents, which come from hackin
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnet Denial of Service Government security IoT Machine Lea

Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool

Scammers and malware authors are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis in full swing. We have seen a number of spam campaigns using COVID-19 as a lure to trick people into installing a variety of malware, but especially data stealers. As more of us work from home, the need to secure your computer, especially if you are connecting to your company̵
Publish At:2020-03-23 17:03 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering Threat analysis antivirus botnet coronavi

Mukashi, the new Mirai variant that targets Zyxel NAS

A new variant of the infamous Mirai malware, tracked as Mukashi, targets Zyxel network-attached storage (NAS) devices exploiting recently patched CVE-2020-9054 issue. Security experts have discovered a new variant of the infamous Mirai malware, tracked as Mukashi, was employed in attacks against network-attached storage (NAS) devices manufactured by Zyxe
Publish At:2020-03-21 13:27 | Read:507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime bot botnet Hacking information sec

Sextortion Scams Delivered by Emotet Net 10 Times More Than Necurs Sextortion — Here’s Why

Recent spam campaigns from Emotet featured sextortion content very similar to emails previously sent by the Necurs botnet. However, Emotet spam ended up netting 10 times the amount that a comparable Necurs campaign did — within a matter of six hours. Why was Emotet so much more successful with the same type of ploy? Two factors played into this. First, Emote
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:18 | Read:514 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Threat Intelligence Banking Trojan Bitcoin Botnet Cy

An Emotet campaign hits the United Nations

Emotet is one of the most persistent and dangerous cyberthreats around today. According to the latest statistics, there are over 30,000 variants of this botnet, which was first seen as a banking Trojan back in 2014. Last year, Emotet represented 45% of the URLs that were used to download malware. According to Any.Run, a public service that allows interaction
Publish At:2020-01-30 10:35 | Read:737 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News Botnet emotet Phishing

DDoS Attacks and IoT Exploits: New Activity from Momentum Botnet

by Aliakbar Zahravi  We recently found notable malware activity affecting devices running Linux, a platform that has battled numerous issues just this year. Further analysis of retrieved malware samples revealed that these actions were connected to a botnet called Momentum (named for the image found in its communication channel). We found new details on the
Publish At:2019-12-16 14:35 | Read:1132 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Exploits Internet of Things botnet IOT Momentum rout


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