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Here's how the private sector wants to fight botnets

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

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

University DDoS attack leads to $8.6 million fine, house arrest for New Jersey man

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

Paras Jha is one of the masterminds behind the Mirari botnet, which has been used in several large-scale attacks.

Lawfare editor on persistent DDoS attack: 'We wish they'd knock it off'

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The DDoS attack is a reminder of the prevalence of this blunt attack method and of a growing security market for defenses against it.

If you have a Wi-Fi router, the firmware is probably old, a new report says

by Jared Beinart • 3 months ago

The study was completed in response to an FBI warning in May related to VPNFilter.

VPNFilter now has 'even greater capabilities,' research shows

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

VPNFilter, the malware framework that co-opted half a million routers into a botnet earlier this year, has “even greater capabilities” than previously documented, new research shows.

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.

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