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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
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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
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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
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What is a botnet?

An in-depth look at the evolution of this highly effective method of cyber crime
4 Sep 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack

The site had just ten minutes of downtime
2 Mar 2018
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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
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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
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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
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DDoS attacks blamed on 70,000-strong Android botnet

Security researchers discover Mirai-style 'WireX' botnet
29 Aug 2017
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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
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FTC: D-Link IoT devices put thousands of customers at risk

D-Link calls Federal Trade Commission's claims "vague and unsubstantiated"
6 Jan 2017
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Mirai botnet did not knock Liberia's internet offline

West African country didn't suffer nationwide outage last week, contrary to reports
7 Nov 2016
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Necurs botnet reappears with Locky ransomware

Malware-spreading botnet reactivated after weeks of silence
23 Jun 2016
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Botnets live long and prosper despite cyber security efforts

Increased cyber-vigilance failing to reduce operating life of botnet servers
11 Jun 2015
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Android malware sends texts to China

MisoSMS used in at least 64 spyware campaigns, steals text messages, emails them to China.
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