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

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks 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 • 4 weeks 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 • 4 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 • 7 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 • 7 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 • 7 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.

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