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In war against botnets, manufacturers need to step up, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Zombie computer armies are also too easy for attackers to assemble, the tools to mitigate them are too seldom employed, and the market hasn't given companies much reason to try harder, the federal government says.

Cisco: Malware and encrypted traffic will challenge federal agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection, Cisco said in a new report.

Russian spammer and hacker Peter Levashov extradited to United States

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

Russian authorities have accused the U.S. of “hunting” and “kidnapping” its citizens. Levashov's lawyers says politics is behind the case.

Why Twitter's bot problem is a looming security challenge

by cyber_admin • 11 months ago

Last month's bot attack targeting think tanks and journalists is just the latest instance that calls the company's security practices into question.

Why a 'super-Mirai' attack never happened

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

A large network of corporate IoT devices that was gathered to launch a massive DDoS attack. Then whomever created it the network decided against using it.

Trump will call for private sector war on botnets, aide says

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

One of the president's early cybersecurity actions will be a public call for internet companies to collaborate to stop the massive networks of compromised computer hardware weaponized by hackers.

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