Archive for the ‘Botnet’ Category

Proliferation of sneakerbots across industries

A sneakerbot by any other name What we are observing now is the increasing proliferation of sneakerbots across all industries. As it currently stands, more than 30% of all internet traffic is generated by unwanted bots, a number which will exceed 50% within the next few years. The rapid digital transformation brought about over the […]

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Microsoft releases open-source CodeQL queries to assess Solorigate compromise

Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a joint statement that blames Russia for the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The four agencies were part of the task force Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) […]

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Windows and Linux servers targeted by new WatchDog botnet for almost two years

Due to the recent rise in cryptocurrency trading prices, most online systems these days are often under the assault of crypto-mining botnets seeking to gain a foothold on unsecured systems and make a profit for their criminal overlords. The latest of these threats is a botnet named WatchDog. Discovered by Unit 42, a threat intelligence division […]

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Emotet takedown – Europol attacks “world’s most dangerous malware”

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Police Have Disrupted the Emotet Botnet

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Law enforcement announced global action against NetWalker Ransomware

A joint operation of U.S. and EU law enforcement authorities allowed the seizure of the leak sites used by NetWalker ransomware operators. Law enforcement authorities in the U.S. and Europe have seized the dark web sites used by NetWalker ransomware operators. The authorities also charged a Canadian national involved in the NetWalker ransomware operations. “The Department of Justice today […]

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Europol-led op knocks 700 servers offline

Command ‘n’ control botnet of notorious Emotet Windows ransomware shut down in multinational police raid EU police agency Europol has boasted of taking down the main botnet powering the Emotet trojan-cum-malware dropper, as part of a multinational police operation that included raids on the alleged operators’ homes in the Ukraine. “To severely disrupt the EMOTET […]

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FreakOut botnet target 3 recent flaws to compromise Linux devices

The botnet appeared in the threat landscape in November 2020, in some cases the attacks leveraged recently disclosed vulnerabilities to inject OS commands. The attacks aimed at compromising the tarted systems to create an IRC botnet, which can later be used to conduct several malicious activities, including DDoS attacks and crypto-mining campaign. The attacks observed […]

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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites

KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence. The botnet, dubbed KashmirBlack, uses a modular infrastructure that includes features such as load balancing communications with command-and-control servers and storing files on cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and […]

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Microsoft and others orchestrate takedown of TrickBot botnet

FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec, and the Microsoft Defender team participated in the takedown. Source: Microsoft and others orchestrate takedown of TrickBot botnet | ZDNet Microsoft takes action against Trickbot ransomware attacks

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What is a botnet? And why they aren’t going away anytime soon

A botnet is a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large volumes of spam, steal credentials at scale, or spy on people and organizations. Source: What is a […]

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