Tags botnet

Mirai offshoot offers 'greater firepower' for DDoS attacks, researchers warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Operators of the new variant have gone after devices that are popular with businesses, such as wireless presentation systems, according to Unit 42.

CenturyLink sounds the alarm about TheMoon botnet, a versatile tool for fraud

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

New research is a reminder of how versatile the hordes of infected computers can be in catering to hackers’ needs.

U.S. announces disruption of ‘Joanap’ botnet linked with North Korea

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Joanap's disruption comes after U.S. charges against a North Korean linked with the Sony Pictures hack.

From DDoS attacks to ad fraud: Smarter bots are copying human behavior

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Botnets scope remains difficult to quantify, but it’s clear the issue is getting tougher to deal with.

Here's how the private sector wants to fight botnets

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

The guide is an effort to get members of the technology industry to work together to mitigate the threat from botnets.

U.S. charges eight in complex ad-fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

U.S. prosecutors in New York unveiled a 13-count indictment charging suspected cybercriminals of orchestrating a scheme to defraud internet advertisers out of tens of millions of dollars.

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