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APT33 has used botnets to infect targets in the U.S. and Middle East, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The Iranian hackers also set up their own virtual private network with “exit nodes" that change frequently, according to Trend Micro.

Two Methbot suspects set to plead guilty as alleged ringleader maintains his innocence

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The men are two of the three who were extradited to the U.S. within the last year.

A bug in Wi-Fi ‘extenders’ could give a hacker full control over the devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The vulnerability in a piece of TP-Link gear is just the latest bug to be found in popular home networking equipment.

Researchers are still using lessons from VPNFilter to track threats one year later

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The lessons learned from that takedown of the 500,000-router botnet are still reverberating today in the cybersecurity community.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months 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 • 10 months ago

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

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