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.
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.
IoT botnet blamed for Dyn attack - Mirai - has several code vulnerabilities but questions are raised over legality of its use in defence.
An researcher spotted threat actors actively updating and customising the Mirai botnet source code that was leaked less than two weeks ago.
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.
DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.
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.
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.
Networking and telecomms specialists Level 3 have discovered a botnet of 120,000 devices in the course of conducting DDoS research.
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.
Borg-like voice commands from your phone could take control of nearby Android devices using a newly demonstrated voice recognition vulnerability.
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
Tens of thousands of security cameras are the newest recruits to an DDoS botnet, noted for its powerful and unrelenting attacks
Dridex and Locky delivered to victims via compromised computers as the Necurs botnet, dark since late May, starts up again.
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 are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky
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.
ISO file for free operating system download infected with botnet malware, and user forum details also stolen.
Security cameras aren't as secure as you might think in the most surveilled country in the world, according to Pen Test Partners.
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.
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.
Researchers identify Operation Black Atlas, a new and growing super-adaptable botnet abusing legitimate Windows network functions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Qbot: 500,000 reasons to patch/update your system
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