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New Emotet campaign uses a new ‘Windows Update’ attachment

After a short pause, a new Emotet malware campaign was spotted by the experts on October 14th, crooks began using a new ‘Windows Update’ attachment. After a short interruption, a new Emotet malware campaign was spotted by the experts in October. Threat actors began using new Windows Update attachments in a spam campaign aimed at users worldwid
Publish At:2020-10-19 06:05 | Read:345 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet hacking new

S3 Ep2: Creepy smartwatches, botnets and Pings of Death – Podcast

byPaul DucklinIn this episode, we investigate a smartwatch for kids with a creepy set of functions, discuss Microsoft’s short-lived takedown of Trickbot, explain how to avoid the Windows “Ping of Death” bug, and (oh no!) find the source of mysterious beeping from every computer in the office.Presenters: Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul
Publish At:2020-10-16 12:30 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Naked Security Podcast Patch Tuesday Privacy smartwa

TrickBot Botnet Survives Takedown Attempt

The TrickBot botnet appears to have resumed normal operations days after Microsoft announced that it managed to take it down using legal means. On October 12, Microsoft and several partners announced that they were able to disrupt the TrickBot infrastructure by legally disabling IP addresses, making servers inaccessible and suspending services employed
Publish At:2020-10-15 16:15 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime botnet

Trickbot Botnet Response Highlights Partnerships Preventing U.S. Election Interference

Recent efforts by USCYBERCOM and Microsoft to disrupt the Trickbot botnet highlight the importance of partnerships in successful malware botnet disruption.The United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) recently conducted a coordinated operation aimed at disrupting the largest international botnet, operating under the Trickbot moniker. With an estimated mi
Publish At:2020-10-13 13:30 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags: botnet

Microsoft Disrupts Botnet Installing Ransomware

Technology giant Microsoft has used a court order to disrupt one of the world's most notorious botnets.Trickbot has infected over a million computing devices around the world since late 2016 and is a prolific distributor of ransomware. In a statement released today, Microsoft's corporate vice president of customer security and trust, T
Publish At:2020-10-12 16:07 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware botnet

Microsoft partnered with other security firms to takedown TrickBot botnet

A joint operation conducted by FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec, and Microsoft aimed at takedown the TrickBot botnet. Microsoft’s Defender team, FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, and Broadcom’s cyber-security division Symantec joint the forces and announced today a coordinated effort to take down the com
Publish At:2020-10-12 14:35 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet Cybercrime

Tech Companies Take Down TrickBot Botnet Infrastructure

Microsoft on Monday revealed that it worked together with industry partners to shut down the infrastructure used by TrickBot operators and block efforts to revive the botnet.The Washington Post reported last week that the U.S. Cyber Command too attempted to hack TrickBot's C&C servers, in an attempt to take the botnet down to prevent attacks se
Publish At:2020-10-12 13:16 | Read:324 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

Microsoft Corp. has executed a coordinated legal sneak attack in a bid to disrupt the malware-as-a-service botnet Trickbot, a global menace that has infected millions of computers and is used to spread ransomware. A court in Virginia granted Microsoft control over many Internet servers Trickbot uses to plunder infected systems, based on novel claims that the
Publish At:2020-10-12 12:35 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware The Coming Storm botnet

TrickBot botnet targeted in takedown operations, little impact seen

TrickBot, one of the most active botnets on the planet, recently has suffered some strong blows from actors in the cybersecurity industry aiming at disrupting its operations.The damaging actions hold the signature of the U.S. Cyber Command branch of the Department of Defense and multiple security companies united by the same goal: pulling the breaks on Trick
Publish At:2020-10-12 11:00 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security botnet

C&C Panels of 10 IoT Botnets Compromised by Researchers

At the Virus Bulletin Conference last week, two security researchers explained how they were able to compromise the command and control (C&C) panels of 10 Internet of Things (IoT) botnets.The researchers, Aditya K. Sood of F5 Networks and Rohit Bansal of SecNiche Security Labs, revealed at the online conference that they were able to access the C&C p
Publish At:2020-10-09 07:16 | Read:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

New 'HEH' Botnet Targets Exposed Telnet Services

Latest threat is one in a growing list of malware developed in the Go programming language.A potentially destructive peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet has surfaced and is targeting a broad variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices with exposed or weakly protected telnet services.Researchers at China-based 360NetLab, who recently discovered the so-called HEH botnet
Publish At:2020-10-07 20:07 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags: botnet

New HEH botnet wipes devices potentially bricking them

A new botnet, tracked as HEH, discovered botnet implements a disk-wiping feature that allows it to wipe all data from the infected systems. Researchers from from Netlab, the network security division of Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360, have discovered a new botnet, tracked as HEH, that contains the code to wipe all data from infected systems, such as routers
Publish At:2020-10-07 05:53 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Malware hacking new

Ttint Botnet Targets Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Tenda Routers

A new Mirai-based botnet is targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Tenda routers, according to researchers at 360 Netlab, a unit of Chinese cybersecurity company Qihoo 360.Dubbed Ttint, the Remote Access Trojan (RAT) contains distributed denial of service capabilities, just as any Mirai offspring does, but also implements 12 remote access functions, including
Publish At:2020-10-05 17:28 | Read:495 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

New Ttint IoT botnet exploits two zero-days in Tenda routers

Security researchers provided technical details about an IoT botnet dubbed Ttint that has been exploiting two zero-days in Tenda routers Security researchers at Netlab, the network security division Qihoo 360, have published a report that details an IoT botnet dubbed Ttint. The experts are monitoring the Mirai-based botnet since November 2019 and obser
Publish At:2020-10-05 03:42 | Read:519 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Malware botnet hack

IPStorm botnet evolves to infect Android, Linux, and Mac devices

Researchers from Intezer reported that the IPStorm botnet has evolved to infect other operating systems, including Android, Linux, and Mac devices. The IPStorm botnet was first uncovered in May 2019 while targeting Windows systems, not experts from Intezer reported that the bot evolved to infect other platforms, including Android, Linux, and Mac devices.
Publish At:2020-10-02 17:12 | Read:448 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Android IPStorm LINUX malware