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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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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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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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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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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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Tried-and-true Triada supplants Hummingbad as top mobile malware

Hummingbad is no longer the web’s “most wanted mobile malware.” That dubious honor goes to Triada according to a new report issued by security researchers.

David Bisson reports.


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Patch your Sony security cameras against backdoor attacks!

If you have a Sony network-connected CCTV camera, you may have a security problem.

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


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How to secure your Wi-Fi network – the basic version

What we can do to better secure our routers and our Wi-Fi networks?

David Bisson reports.


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TalkTalk and Post Office customers lose internet access as routers hijacked

Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers in the UK have been cut off from the internet for days.

The reason? A malicious attack against poorly-protected broadband routers.


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900,000 Germans knocked offline, as critical router flaw exploited

The Internet of insecure Things strikes again. As many as 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline on Sunday and Monday as an attempt was made to hijack broadband routers into a botnet.

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


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