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Russian hacker gets 46 months in U.S. prison for role in creating huge botnet

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Maxim Senakh utilized malware known as Ebury to steal credentials and build up a global botnet involving tens of thousands of compromised machines.

Monero mining botnet earns suspected Chinese hacker $25,000 per month

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Mining cryptocurrencies can be a costly investment, but creative cybercriminals have found a money-making solution.

DOJ moves to topple Kelihos, one of the world's largest botnets

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

The Department of Justice announced Monday an effort to take down a global network of over 100,000 enslaved computers.

Malware that bricks insecure IoT devices might be anti-botnet vigilante tool

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

A new variety of malicious software is capable of attacking and effectively destroying insecure connected Internet of Things devices, using the same security flaws exploited by the notorious Mirai botnet, a researcher says.

Inside HackForums' rebellious cybercrime empire

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

One of the most notorious hacking forums may be partly responsible for the big DDoS attack that brought down some of the world's most popular websites. We look at how the home of 'script kiddies' has evolved to this point.

Massive botnet responsible for wave of DDoS attacks

by Greg Otto • 11 months ago

A host of popular websites are experiencing issues Friday, including GitHub, Twitter and Spotify, due to multiple distributed denial of service attack directed at a managed domain name server company.

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