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