Botnet

Botnet Controlled By Russia’s GRU Disrupted By US, UK

Botnet controlled by Russian military intelligence disrupted by the United States, which removed GRU control of thousands of infected devices

2 months ago

Emotet Botnet Offline After Global Takedown By Police

Good news. One of the world's most dangerous botnets, Emotet, has been taken down in a co-ordinated police operation around…

1 year ago

Some Laptops For Vulnerable Children Contain Malware – Report

A small number of laptops handed out by the Department for Education to vulnerable children, reportedly contain malware linked to…

1 year ago

Microsoft Takes Down Trickbot Hacking Operation

Another takedown from Microsoft sees it disrupt key Trickbot servers, which it said could have indirectly impact US election infrastructure

2 years ago

Researchers Take Down Massive Crypto-Mining Botnet

VictoryGate crypto-mining botnet infected at least 35,000 systems, mostly in Peru, and continues to spread via infected removable USB drives

2 years ago

Microsoft And Others Takedown Botnet Necurs

One of the world's largest botnets that was responsible for multiple scams and infected over nine million computers, has been…

2 years ago

French Cyber Police Takedown Paris-based Botnet

C3N cybercrime unit, along with the FBI and Avast, take down French botnet that infected 850,000 computers

3 years ago

More Than 25,000 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers Found Leaking Sensitive Data

The issue appears to be due to an incomplete patch for a known issue dating from 2014

3 years ago

New Mirai Variant Targets Enterprise Networks

Researchers warn businesses to be vigilant as notorious IoT botnet looks to take over enterprise devices

3 years ago

Gozi Banking Malware Returns, Backed By ‘Dark Cloud’ Botnet

The infamous Gozi banking Trojan is being used in targeted attacks deployed over surprisingly sophisticated botnet infrastructure, finds Cisco

4 years ago

Fast-Spreading Botnet Infects Android Gadgets For Crypto-Mining

A botnet that surfaced over the weekend spread to thousands of smartphones and set-top boxes in the first hours of…

4 years ago

Satori Botnet Wakes Up And Enlists 263,000 Bots

Variant of the more infamous Mirai malware starting to propagate very quickly, researchers warn

4 years ago

Gamarue Botnet Disrupted In Global Operation

Law enforcement agencies around the world close down long-running botnets powered by Gamarue malware

4 years ago

Mirai-Like IoT Botnet ‘Has Already Hacked Millions Of Devices’

The Reaper botnet is expanding more aggressively than Mirai did and has the potential to cause more disruption, researchers say

5 years ago

Spambot Contains 711 Million Email Addresses

Huge data breach. Misconfigured spambot reveals 700m email addresses and number of passwords

5 years ago

IBM: Targeted Spam Malware Sticks To Working Hours

Malware spam is targeting organisations by closely following European and US work patterns, finds new research from IBM X-Force

5 years ago

Botnets Target FCC Website Over Net Neutrality, Researchers Say

Researchers claim bots are spamming US regulator website over net neutrality rule change proposal

5 years ago

Persirai Botnet Targets Internet-Connected Cameras

Following Mirai, the Persirai botnet is the latest to take over connected devices and use them to launch denial-of-service attacks

5 years ago

BrickerBot Malware ‘Disables Two Million Devices’

A malware family aimed at 'bricking' devices before they can be infected by Mirai has allegedly rendered millions of vulnerable…

5 years ago

US Dismantles Kelihos Botnet After ‘Spam Kingpin’ Arrest

Russian Pyotr Levashov, suspected of being one of the Internet's biggest spam and malware operators, is arrested in Spain

5 years ago

Mirai Botnet Starts Mining For Bitcoins In New Twist

Researchers discover a new strain of the notorious Mirai botnet which goes bitcoin hunting

5 years ago

Mirai Botnet Hits US College With Massive 54 Hour Attack

Mirai returns (or at least a variant of it) warns researchers at Imperva Incapsula who witnessed the attack

5 years ago

Necurs Botnet Targets Users With Old-School Stock Scam

Getting emails about a once-in-a-lifetime stock opportunity? It's probably too good to be true

5 years ago

Imeij Botnet Malware Targets IoT Cameras

The Imeij malware exploits a bug in AVTech video surveillance equipment first disclosed last year, but never patched by the…

5 years ago

Sophos: IoT Malware Growing More Sophisticated

The malware targeting connected devices is using increasingly complex techniques, Sophos has found

5 years ago

Hacker Takes Over 150,000 Exposed Printers

Mystery messages warn users to secure their network-connected printers

5 years ago

Journalist Brian Krebs ‘Unmasks’ Mirai Botnet Developer

The IoT botnet code was used to power an attack that knocked Twitter and Netflix offline last year

5 years ago

Mirai UK Botnet Consists Mostly Of TalkTalk Routers

The Mirai botnet has spread like wildfire and now infects 2,398 home routers across the UK, with 99 percent of…

5 years ago

Siemens Patches CCTV Camera Hijacking Bug

The vulnerability could allow network-based attackers to take control of IP-based CCTV cameras

5 years ago

Developer Pulls Anti-Mirai IoT Worm After Backlash

The 'anti-worm worm' was intended as a proof of concept, but experts warned of further security risk

6 years ago