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The small government agency creating a policy to stop botnets

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

A Trump administration initiative to reduce the threat from botnets is using a novel policymaking tool developed by an obscure federal agency.

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months 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 • 5 months 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 • 5 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 • 6 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 • 6 months ago

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

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