Blog Posts Tagged with "botnet"

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Nitol Botnet Uses New Evasion Techniques

October 18, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

The Nitol botnet was recently observed employing new evasion techniques in distribution attacks that leverage malicious macro-based documents, Netskope security researchers warn.

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Cybercriminals Use Patriotic Russians to Revive Kelihos Botnet

August 30, 2014 Added by:Eduard Kovacs

Cybercriminals seem to be well aware that many Russian nationals are unhappy with the sanctions imposed by foreign governments against their country, so they're relying on them to revive the Kelihos (Waledac) botnet

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ZeroAccess – The Sleeping Threat

February 20, 2014 Added by:Edward Jones

ZeroAccess, also known as Sirefef, is one of the most robust and durable botnets in recent history. It was first discovered back in July 2011 and has since infected almost 2 million Windows computers all over the world and cost online advertisers over £1.6 million each month through fraudulent clicks!

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Skynet, the potential use of Tor as a bulletproof botnet

December 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

In September 2012 the German security firm G Data Software detected a botnet with a particular feature, it is controlled from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server running as a hidden service of the Tor...

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ZeroAccess Hits Victims with High Bandwidth Consumption

July 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The concern with ZeroAccess is that it is using the subscriber’s bandwidth maliciously which will cost them money as they exceed bandwidth caps. And, once the computer is compromised, it can also spread additional malware or launch new attacks... while connecting to over one million computers globally..."

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DNSChanger Malware Deadline: July 9th Has Arrived

July 09, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Despite the calls to check for infected units provided by the press and law enforcement, too many PCs are still infected and potentially vulnerable to the planned blackout. The estimation is that 64,000 users in the United States, plus an additional 200,000 users outside the United States are still at risk...

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LulzSec Hacker Indicted for Conspiracy to Conduct Cyber Attacks

June 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Ryan Cleary controlled a large botnet of potentially hundreds of thousands of units to conduct DDoS attacks and would rent out his botnet for certain time periods in exchange for money from individuals interested in conducting DDoS attacks targeting specific victims...

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OS X Flashback Botnet Analysis from Symantec

May 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Utilizing less than 2% of the entire botnet the attackers were able to generate $14,000 in three weeks, meaning that if the attackers were able to use the entire botnet, they could potentially have earned millions of dollars a year..."

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Microsoft and Law Enforcement Hit Zeus Botnet Servers

March 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"With this legal and technical action, a number of the most harmful botnets using the Zeus family of malware worldwide have been disrupted in an unprecedented, proactive cross-industry operation against this cybercriminal organization..."

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Running Apache? Beware of "Armageddon"...

March 19, 2012 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

"Apache Killer" exploits a vulnerability in the server by sending a specially crafted Range HTTP header to trigger a denial-of-service condition, and a single computer is capable of bringing Apache to its knees. A botnet full of these can result in "tango down"...

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DNSChanger: FBI’s Internet Blackout Postponed

March 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

For several months, news was circulating about the planned blackout of the Internet for potentially millions of users on March 8. Last week a federal judge postponed that order for 120 days to give businesses and governments more time to mitigate the DNSChanger threat...

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A Look Inside the Anonymous DDoS Attack Code

August 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Many think of DDoS as a computer network such as a bot network of rogue or infected machines which carry out the orders of whoever controls them. In the case of this specific code, Anonymous only needed to control a single system to begin the attack. The rest is carried out by unwitting accomplices..."

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Multi-platform Java Botnet Targets Widows and Mac OSX

May 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Multi-platform malware is not entirely new, but with the increasing popularity of Apple products in the marketplace, there is an incentive for malware authors to save time and resources by developing strains that are capable of infecting multiple operating systems...

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US Department of Justice and FBI Foil Botnet Operation

April 14, 2011 Added by:Jared Carstensen

The so called "massive fraud scheme" utilized software called Coreflood - which collected and stored system and application passwords, along with other financial information. The use of Coreflood was enabled by a Windows OS vulnerability which then allowed the botnet to spread rapidly...

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Email Malware Increases 400% Since Rustock Takedown

April 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The first quarter of 2011 was also witness to a broad range of attempts to distribute malware, and increased malware levels overall. These attempts included malware sent through Facebook chat, or which used other wellknown brand-names such as T-Online and Xerox...

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Digital Kinetic Attacks: Botnets Have Self Destruct Sequence

March 08, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Truly, we are seeing the next generation of early digital warfare at this scale. I expect that in the near future we will see more nastiness surface, and I think it highly likely in the post Stuxnet world, that all of the players are now thinking in much more complex terms on attacks and defenses...

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