25 May 2022

Fronton IOT Botnet Packs Disinformation Punch

Cybersecurity researchers claim that the Fronton botnet boasts a far larger arsenal of abilities than just launching a DDoS attack. Researchers allege that the botnet can track social media trends and launch suitable propaganda in addition to its cyberattack skills. A new look at the botnet reveals that the criminal

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20 May 2022

Microsoft says this botnet is growing fast and hunting for servers with weak passwords

Microsoft has witnessed as 254% increase in activity of the botnet XorDDoS. XorDDoS is an eight-year-old network of infected Linux machines that is leveraged by threat actors to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Linux users. The botnet conducts automated password-guessing attacks spanning thousands of Linux servers, seeking

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17 May 2022

Microsoft Identifies Botnet Variant Targeting Windows and Linux Systems

Microsoft has reportedly discovered a new variant of the Sysrv botnet, which possesses the ability to deploy coin miners on Windows and Linux systems. Microsoft Security Intelligence released a string of posts on Twitter discussing the discovery, which it has named Sysrv-K, and how it is exploiting vulnerabilities in the

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14 Apr 2022

Microsoft and Partners Disrupt Prolific ZLoader Botnet

Microsoft has revealed a recent operation that helped to take down a notorious Trojan used by prolific hacking groups around the world. The groups leveraged a Trojan called ZLoader to conduct ransomware ant other cyberattacks. Similar to other botnets such as TrickBot and Emotet, ZLoader was developed from the Zeus

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07 Apr 2022

U.S. Says It Secretly Removed Malware Worldwide, Pre-empting Russian Cyberattacks

The United States said on Wednesday that it had secretly removed malware from computer networks around the world in recent weeks, a step to pre-empt Russian cyberattacks and send a message to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. The move, made public by Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, comes as U.S.

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07 Apr 2022

US Action Disrupts Russian Botnet Cyclops Blink

US authorities claim to have disrupted a botnet controlled by the Russian state. The disruption occurred as a result of a court- authorized operation that took place in March. The botnet, called Cyclops Blink, was first discovered in February and tracked back to the Sandworm team. Sandworm is a malicious

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17 Mar 2022

Russian Cyclops Blink botnet launches assault against Asus routers

Cybersecurity professionals have detected a campaign involving Cyclops Blink, a modular botnet. The botnet is suspected of being created by the Russian advanced persistent threat actor Voodoo Bear/Sandword. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC0 released a warning alongside the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency regarding

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10 Feb 2022

FritzFrog botnet returns to attack healthcare, education, government sectors

According to researchers at Akamai Threat Labs, the FritzFog botnet has reappeared with a new P2P campaign. The botnet is showing growth of almost 10x in just a month. FritzFog is a peer-to-peer botnet that was discovered in January 2020, managing to strike at least 500 government enterprise SSH servers

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08 Dec 2021

Google Takes Down Glupteba Botnet; Files Lawsuit Against Operators

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has taken down the blockchain-enabled botnet known as Glupteba, which consists of roughly 1 million compromised Windows and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Glupteba is able to expand at a rate of thousands of new devices per day, according to Google’s researchers. The botnet spreads via

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03 Dec 2021

AT&T Takes Steps to Mitigate Botnet Found Inside Its Network

AT&T is currently facing a modular malware called EwDoor on 5,700 VoIP servers that route traffic from enterprise customers to upstream mobile providers. Researchers from NetLab first discovered the botnet attacking Edgewater Networks devices and leveraging a vulnerability in the EdgeMarc Enterprise Session Border Controllers. The flaw is tracked as

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