What is a botnet?
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What is a botnet?

An in-depth look at the evolution of this highly effective method of cyber crime
14 Jul 2021
Botnet targets vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers
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Botnet targets vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

Cryptocurrency-mining botnet Prometei targeting same flaws as Hafnium attacks
23 Apr 2021
Purple Fox malware can now spread between Windows devices
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Purple Fox malware can now spread between Windows devices

The rootkit has added self-propagating capabilities to its arsenal with roughly 100,000 machines already infected
24 Mar 2021
Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet
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Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet

Experts urge businesses to stay vigilant as it's unlikely Emotet is down for good
28 Jan 2021
CMS platforms succumb to KashmirBlack botnet as businesses rush online
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CMS platforms succumb to KashmirBlack botnet as businesses rush online

Businesses warned to prioritise security as coronavirus forces many to ply their trade digitally
22 Oct 2020
IoT botnet exploiting two zero-day flaws in Tenda routers
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IoT botnet exploiting two zero-day flaws in Tenda routers

The Ttint botnet is based heavily on the Mirai malware and includes 12 protocols for remote access
5 Oct 2020
IoT botnets are on the rise and 5G isn’t helping anything
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IoT botnets are on the rise and 5G isn’t helping anything

Botnets are more common and coming in more diverse strains than ever before
29 Oct 2019
Botnet spreads 30,000 sextortion emails in an hour
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Botnet spreads 30,000 sextortion emails in an hour

Recipients ordered to pay $800 in Bitcoin under threat of compromising photos leaking online
17 Oct 2019
Equifax named the most Googled data breach of all time
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Equifax named the most Googled data breach of all time

2014's Heartbleed takes the top spot for cyber threat searches
11 Sep 2019
GoldBrute brute force botnet targeting Windows RDP systems
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GoldBrute brute force botnet targeting Windows RDP systems

More than 1.5 million unique IP addresses have been compromised with the figure only expected to rise
7 Jun 2019
Mirai variant is back on the hunt for businesses
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Mirai variant is back on the hunt for businesses

Security researchers have found a new variant of the malicious botnet that grounded some of the world's biggest tech companies
19 Mar 2019
Briton sentenced for huge cyber attack on Liberian telco
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Briton sentenced for huge cyber attack on Liberian telco

Operating out of Cyprus, this hacker-for-hire knocked the entire country's internet offline - thought to be world first
14 Jan 2019
Mirai now exploiting Hadoop flaw to target Linux servers
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Mirai now exploiting Hadoop flaw to target Linux servers

Malware used to take half the internet offline is being used to build powerful botnets with just a handful of compromised servers
23 Nov 2018
Growing 'anti-vaxx' online debate pinned on Russian botnets
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Growing 'anti-vaxx' online debate pinned on Russian botnets

Sophisticated bots and trolls are ‘playing both sides’ of the debate to spread public health myths
24 Aug 2018
Duo unravels three-tiered ‘crypto-giveaway’ botnet
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Duo unravels three-tiered ‘crypto-giveaway’ botnet

Researchers used a machine learning model to weed through 88 million Twitter accounts for bots and spammers
7 Aug 2018
IoT revenue opportunity to exceed $1 trillion by 2025
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IoT revenue opportunity to exceed $1 trillion by 2025

More than half of IoT devices will be deployed in enterprises as the market shifts away from connectivity
31 May 2018
Infected Android apps back on Google Play after name change
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Infected Android apps back on Google Play after name change

Symantec discovers seven malicious apps sneaked back onto Google Play with different names
14 May 2018
Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack
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Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack

The site had just ten minutes of downtime
2 Mar 2018
Researchers warn of nine CVEs in Dell EMC's Isilon platform
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Researchers warn of nine CVEs in Dell EMC's Isilon platform

The company's OneFS storage OS is vulnerable to cross-site request forgeries and privilege escalation
15 Feb 2018
2017's biggest security horror stories
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2017's biggest security horror stories

The year's worst security incidents we'd hate to see again in 2018
15 Dec 2017
Task force silences massive Andromeda botnet
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Task force silences massive Andromeda botnet

The botnet is thought to have spewed malware from two million infected devices
5 Dec 2017
DDoS attacks blamed on 70,000-strong Android botnet
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DDoS attacks blamed on 70,000-strong Android botnet

Security researchers discover Mirai-style 'WireX' botnet
29 Aug 2017
US college hit by 54-hour Mirai DDoS attack
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US college hit by 54-hour Mirai DDoS attack

New Mirai variant unleashed a 30,000 RPS storm higher education institution
31 Mar 2017