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Emotet Botnet Named ‘Most Wanted Malware’ for July 2020

The Emotet botnet earned the title of “most wanted” malware family for the month of July 2020 following a period of inactivity.Check Point revealed that Emotet threat activity had affected 5% of organizations worldwide in July 2020, thereby earning the malware the top spot in the security firm’s Global Threat Index for that month.Emotet lau
Publish At:2020-08-07 08:55 | Read:68 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News botnet

Mirai Botnet Exploit Weaponized to Attack IoT Devices via CVE-2020-5902

Update as of 10:00 A.M. PST, July 30, 2020: Our continued analysis of the malware sample showed adjustments to the details involving the URI and Shodan scan parameters. We made the necessary changes in this post. We would like to thank F5 Networks for reaching out to us to clarify these details. With additional insights from Jemimah Molina and Augusto Remill
Publish At:2020-07-31 16:35 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Exploits Vulnerabilities botnet CVE-2020-5902 Exploi

Doki, an undetectable Linux backdoor targets Docker Servers

Experts spotted an undetectable Linux malware that exploits undocumented techniques to evade detection and targets publicly accessible Docker servers Cybersecurity researchers at Intezer spotted a new completely undetectable Linux malware, dubbed Doki, that exploits undocumented evasion techniques while targeting publicly accessible Docker servers. Th
Publish At:2020-07-29 09:05 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking Malware botnet

Prometei, a new modular crypto-mining botnet exploits Windows SMB

Prometei is a crypto-mining botnet that recently appeared in the threat landscape, it exploits the Microsoft Windows SMB protocol for lateral movements. Security experts from Cisco Talos discovered a new crypto-mining botnet, tracked as Prometei, that exploits the Microsoft Windows SMB protocol for lateral movements.move laterally across systems while cov
Publish At:2020-07-23 02:31 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet cryptocurre

Emotet botnet surges back after months of absence

After months of inactivity, the infamous Emotet trojan has surged back with a new massive spam campaign targeting users worldwide. The notorious Emotet went into the dark since February 2020, but now has surged back with a new massive spam campaign targeting users worldwide. The Emotet banking trojan has been active at least since 2014, the botnet is o
Publish At:2020-07-18 14:25 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware botnet EMOTET Hacking malw

New Mirai variant includes exploit for a flaw in Comtrend Routers

Researchers spotted a new version of the Mirai IoT botnet that includes an exploit for a vulnerability affecting Comtrend routers. Malware researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new version of the Mirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet that includes an exploit for the CVE-2020-10173 vulnerability impacting Comtrend routers. The Mirai botnet was fi
Publish At:2020-07-14 06:11 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

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:236 | 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:220 | 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:262 | 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:213 | 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:242 | 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:221 | 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:313 | 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:577 | 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:523 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware botnet crypto Hacking it s

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