Tag: botnet

DDoS Attacks Blamed on Mirai-Style Botnet of 70,000 Android Devices

Researchers from a number of cybersecurity giants are banding together to fight a vast botnet comprised of some 70,000 devices blamed for a string of DDoS attacks in recent weeks. Drawing striking...

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Mysterious IoT Worm Hajime Builds 300,000-Strong Botnet

A new ‘vigilante’ IoT worm that blocks rival botnets, titled Hajime (Japanese for ‘beginning’ has steadily amassed a huge P2P botnet of 300,000 compromised devices, according to Kaspersky...

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FalseGuide Botnet Malware Hits 2 Million Android Devices

Security researchers have discovered and revealed details about ‘FalseGuide’, a new strain of malware that resides among applications on Google’s official app store, Google Play. Researchers at...

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US Feds Start Dismantling Destructive Spam Botnet Kelihos

The US Department of Justice has announced the launch of an extensive effort to put an end to the Kelihos botnet, a global network of over 10,000 infected computers that has been delivering spam and...

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Cybersecurity Experts Discover Botnet of 350,000 Twitter Accounts

An entire botnet of Twitter accounts that have the means to produce spam, manipulate debates, shape public opinion in an insidious manner has been uncovered by researchers at the University College...

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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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