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bitdefender.com

Reaper IoT botnet could be more devastating than Mirai

Think the Mirai botnet which launched a DDoS attack that knocked major websites offline last year was bad?

It’s possible that you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Box blog.


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welivesecurity.com

Spammed-out emails threaten websites with DDoS attack on September 30th

Websites are being told that they have until September 30th to pay extortionists $720 worth of Bitcoin, or else suffer a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Budding malware author uses same Skype ID across job applications and IoT botnet ads

A young malware developer is using the same Skype ID for applying to jobs and advertising their Internet of Things (IoT) botnet.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

Spiderman pleads guilty to knocking 900,000 German broadband routers offline

It seems that Spiderman is in a spot of trouble, tangled in a web of his own making.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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South Korean banks told to pay $315,000 or suffer DDoS wrath

Online extortionists have threatened to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against seven South Korean banks unless each victim pays up US $315,000 in ransom.

David Bisson reports.


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Universal Plug ‘n’ Pwn! Pinkslipbot malware exploits UPnP to help it steal credentials

A variant of Pinkslipbot is the first known malware to conduct attack campaigns using infected machines as HTTPS-based control servers. Have you disabled UPnP?

David Bisson reports.


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Cryptocurrency-mining malware has been using WannaCry’s NSA exploit for weeks

A cryptocurrency-mining malware began exploiting a leaked NSA vulnerability several weeks before WannaCry sank its teeth into it.

David Bisson reports.


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tripwire.com

Persirai IoT botnet threatens to hijack over 120,000 IP cameras

Internet-connected cameras around the world are once again being hijacked by malicious hackers in order to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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tripwire.com

ISP brought down by warring malware families

A battle between two rival families of malware is being blamed for the downtime that a Californian ISP suffered earlier this month.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Almost two million Androids infected by FalseGuide malware, masquerading as game guides

A malware family known as FalseGuide masqueraded as game guides on Google Play to infect nearly two million Android devices.

David Bisson reports.


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The Hajime IoT worm fights the Mirai botnet for control of your devices

The Hajime malware is worming its way through DVRs, CCTV systems, and other poorly-protected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

David Bisson reports.


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For a while the infamous Mirai botnet could have exploited your IoT devices to mine Bitcoins

IoT-exploiting malware like Mirai is continually evolving, as online criminals look for new ways to make money.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

Top tip for botnet overlords: Don’t vacation in countries that can extradite you to the United States

There’s no doubt that a life of cybercrime can earn its most successful overlords a considerable amount of money, but you will always have to live with the fear that you could be apprehended and – if convicted – spend years in prison.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Malicious torrent file conducts distributed WordPress password attack

The Sathurbot backdoor trojan uses the lure of torrents to deliver a distributed brute-force attack against websites with weak WordPress administrator passwords.

David Bisson reports.


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Bye bye, botnet! Kibosh put on Chamois Android fraud network

Google has shut down an ad fraud network that was targeting Android users.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

British man arrested after 900,000 broadband routers knocked offline in Germany

A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Luton airport in connection with a massive internet attack that disrupted telephone, television and internet services in Germany last November.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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