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Hacker exploits router zero-day vulnerability in efforts to build Mirai-like botnet

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

Just like the original Mirai attacks, this version traces back to the notorious HackForums.

Andromeda botnet mastermind arrested in Belarus, identified by his ICQ number

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

The suspect "is ​recognized ​as ​a ​leading ​expert ​in ​malware ​development ​and ​reverse engineering, ​network ​security, ​and ​antivirus ​technology," researchers wrote.

International law effort takes down long-running Andromeda botnet

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

First launched in 2011, Andromeda was detected on an average of one million machines every month in the last six months.

Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Researchers warn of 'vast' new IoT botnet

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

Check Point Technologies and Qihoo 360 see a botnet coming that could cause more damage than Mirai.

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 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.

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