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Flashpoint: "Mirai variant attacked Deutsche Telekom"

Flashpoint: "Mirai variant attacked Deutsche Telekom"

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Researchers have confirmed that it was a variant form of Mirai that was used to try and turn nearly a million Deutsche Telekom customers routers into a botnet over the weekend.

We could all have been victims of massive Deutsche Telekom botnet

We could all have been victims of massive Deutsche Telekom botnet

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If attackers had succeeded in taking over 900,000 routers in Germany, we wouldn't be thinking of Deutsche Telekom as the victim but the enabler of a massive botnet.

Researcher finds Mirai flaws that could allow counterattack on botnet

Researcher finds Mirai flaws that could allow counterattack on botnet

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IoT botnet blamed for Dyn attack - Mirai - has several code vulnerabilities but questions are raised over legality of its use in defence.

Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet

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An researcher spotted threat actors actively updating and customising the Mirai botnet source code that was leaked less than two weeks ago.

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

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A large scale DDoS attack, carried out by a botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices, many of which were made by Chinese firm Xiongmai has now prompted a product recall.

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

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DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.

Leaked Mirai source code already being tested in wild, analysis suggests

Leaked Mirai source code already being tested in wild, analysis suggests

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Since the source code to the Mirai IoT botnet was publicly leaked, researchers at Imperva have uncovered evidence of several low-level DDoS attacks that were likely perpetrated by new users testing out this suddenly accessible tool.

Krebs dropped by Akamai for record DDoS attack, OVH suffers 1100 Gbps DDoS

Krebs dropped by Akamai for record DDoS attack, OVH suffers 1100 Gbps DDoS

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DDoS mitigation giant Akamai have made the strategic decision to remove Brian Kreb's website from their servers from a huge record-breaking DDoS attack of 626Gbps, now OVH is reporting of a 1100Gbps DDoS.

120k strong botnet found in the wild

120k strong botnet found in the wild

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Networking and telecomms specialists Level 3 have discovered a botnet of 120,000 devices in the course of conducting DDoS research.

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

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Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.

Hidden voice commands could hijack smartphones

Hidden voice commands could hijack smartphones

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Borg-like voice commands from your phone could take control of nearby Android devices using a newly demonstrated voice recognition vulnerability.

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

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Lizard Squad's LizardStresser botnet rising in popularity as hackers and cyber-criminals increasingly look to it as a way of assimilating IoT devices for later DDoS attacks

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras

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Tens of thousands of security cameras are the newest recruits to an DDoS botnet, noted for its powerful and unrelenting attacks

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

Necur botnet resurfaces with added ransomware

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Dridex and Locky delivered to victims via compromised computers as the Necurs botnet, dark since late May, starts up again.

Black-Hat uses SQL injection to your site to boost their SEO ranking

Black-Hat uses SQL injection to your site to boost their SEO ranking

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Instead of stealing your data, a criminal-run bot-net is using SQL injection to insert hidden links to boost the SEO of their own dodgey sites.

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

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Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky

CCTV cameras: security gear which doubles as free DDoS kit

CCTV cameras: security gear which doubles as free DDoS kit

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Cloud-based video surveillance company Cloudview has published new research showing that, while the majority of CCTV systems may protect an organisation's physical assets, they provide an open door to cyber attackers.

Linux Mint operating system maliciously hacked

Linux Mint operating system maliciously hacked

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ISO file for free operating system download infected with botnet malware, and user forum details also stolen.

How to hack a DVR to pieces, according to Pen Test Partners

How to hack a DVR to pieces, according to Pen Test Partners

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Security cameras aren't as secure as you might think in the most surveilled country in the world, according to Pen Test Partners.

Cyber-criminals have evolved tactics, says ThreatMetrix report

Cyber-criminals have evolved tactics, says ThreatMetrix report

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ThreatMetrix's new report has come up with several new insights from the last quarter including the evolution of bot tactics to avoid the traditional defences of lenders and banks.

Bot fraud will net criminals $7.2bn from advertising budgets in 2016

Bot fraud will net criminals $7.2bn from advertising budgets in 2016

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Advertisers are losing billions to ad-clicking botnets that generate fake traffic, according to a study by the Association of National Advertisers and security vendor White Ops.

New botnet found popping PoS systems

New botnet found popping PoS systems

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Researchers identify Operation Black Atlas, a new and growing super-adaptable botnet abusing legitimate Windows network functions

Bad bots up, good bots down says new report

Bad bots up, good bots down says new report

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While humans are finally, and for the first time, the majority population of the internet, according to a new report, Bad bots are on the rise and legitimate bots are on the decline.

FBI, Interpol and Microsoft cooperated in Dorkbot takedown

FBI, Interpol and Microsoft cooperated in Dorkbot takedown

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A coalition of law enforcement agencies partnered with technology companies and security vendors, including Microsoft, CERT.PL and ESET to take down a ring of over 1 million computers infected with the Dorkbot botnet, according to information provided by Microsoft, Interpol, and ESET.

ICYMI: Malvertising, the Saudis, massive attack, Cyphinx and WinRAR

ICYMI: Malvertising, the Saudis, massive attack, Cyphinx and WinRAR

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In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Porn site hit by malvertising, Saudi Arabia tried to buy Hacking Team, botnet-powered massive attack, Cyphinx cyber-security game goes live and half a billion WinRAR users left open to assault.

Researchers warn of flood of ZeusVM banking Trojans

Researchers warn of flood of ZeusVM banking Trojans

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Security research group MalwareMustDie (MMD) is appealing for help in stopping a predicted flood of new botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan, after a toolkit to exploit the malware was leaked over the internet.

500,000-strong botnet swarm harvests bank account credentials en-masse

500,000-strong botnet swarm harvests bank account credentials en-masse

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Qbot: 500,000 reasons to patch/update your system

Operation Tovar targets major Zeus/Cryptolocker botnet-driven campaign

Operation Tovar targets major Zeus/Cryptolocker botnet-driven campaign

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"The doomsday scenario may be a mass Cryptolocker ransomware attack for one final payday," says Context IS director of assurance Rob Sloan.

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