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Zero Access, vulnerability disclosure and the evils of RTF

Zero Access, vulnerability disclosure and the evils of RTF | Botnets | Scoop.it
Chester Wisniewski writes to us from Virus Bulletin 2013 in Berlin, Germany to share the latest research on malicious documents, bot herders and foos ball.
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How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others | Threat Level | WIRED

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others | Threat Level | WIRED | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out...
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Motives Behind Havex ICS Malware Campaign Remain a Mystery - Threatpost

Motives Behind Havex ICS Malware Campaign Remain a Mystery - Threatpost | Botnets | Scoop.it
Motives Behind Havex ICS Malware Campaign Remain a Mystery
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Since Stuxnet there have been few confirmed reports of malware targeting particular industrial control system software.
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Miscreants leak banking baddie's secret source

Miscreants leak banking baddie's secret source | Botnets | Scoop.it
Just a matter of time before Tinba Trojan copycats arrive Miscreants have released the source code for the Tinba banking Trojan in a move that may spawn the development of copycats.…
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'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT - Computing

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT - Computing | Botnets | Scoop.it
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'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT
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With a big enough botnet and a decent equipment budget, almost any existing level of IT security can be cracked.
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Hackers Take Down World Cup Site in Brazil - New York Times (blog)

Hackers Take Down World Cup Site in Brazil - New York Times (blog) | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers Take Down World Cup Site in Brazil
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DDoS attacks typically involve hackers using networks of infected computers, called botnets, to fire traffic simultaneously at their victim until the site collapses.
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How criminals make your phone part of botnet army - Irish Independent

How criminals make your phone part of botnet army - Irish Independent | Botnets | Scoop.it
How criminals make your phone part of botnet army
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Some security researchers think most PC users are part of a botnet without realising it.
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After The Bust: How Taking Down One Botnet Killed 98 Per Cent Of Australian ... - Gizmodo Australia

After The Bust: How Taking Down One Botnet Killed 98 Per Cent Of Australian ... - Gizmodo Australia | Botnets | Scoop.it
After The Bust: How Taking Down One Botnet Killed 98 Per Cent Of Australian ...
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Microsoft's Global Cybercrime Center is a headline-factory.
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GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted

GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted | Botnets | Scoop.it
Multinational effort disrupts malicious software that has stolen millions around the world. (GameOver Zeus Botnet Disrupted: Multinational effort disrupts malicious software that has stolen millions arou...
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Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet

Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
The U.S.Department of Justice indicted Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev for allegedly spearheading the Gameover Zeus botnet (Federal Agents Just Brought Down the World’s Worst Botnet http://t.co/d8lpF8id7q)...
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Governments disrupt botnet “Gameover ZeuS” and ransomware “Cryptolocker” - Ars Technica

Governments disrupt botnet “Gameover ZeuS” and ransomware “Cryptolocker” - Ars Technica | Botnets | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Governments disrupt botnet “Gameover ZeuS” and ransomware “Cryptolocker” Ars Technica WASHINGTON, DC—The Justice Department announced Monday that over the weekend an international law enforcement operation had effectively disrupted a...
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Global Police Crack Down on 'Gameover Zeus' Cybercrime Botnet - NBCNews.com

Global Police Crack Down on 'Gameover Zeus' Cybercrime Botnet - NBCNews.com | Botnets | Scoop.it
Global Police Crack Down on 'Gameover Zeus' Cybercrime Botnet NBCNews.com A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that had infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking...
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Gumblar Botnet Ramps Up Activity

Gumblar Botnet Ramps Up Activity | Botnets | Scoop.it
On the heels of having learned that Gumblar infected three Japanese websites late last year, MesageLabs Intelligence has tracked Gumblar’s latest activity which has been heavy over the past few days, especially on 17 January when it represented 25...
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Pirated 'Watch Dogs' Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet - Darknet ...

Pirated 'Watch Dogs' Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet - Darknet ... | Botnets | Scoop.it
Pirating the hottest game of 2014 so far (Watch Dogs)? You might want to think again as it can make you part of a Bitcoin mining botnet. Not good.
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Brute-Forcing Botnet Sniffs Out Lax POS Systems | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Brute-Forcing Botnet Sniffs Out Lax POS Systems | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Botnets | Scoop.it
The botnet particularly targeted poorly implemented remote desktop protocol setups that were storing payment card information, mostly located in the U.S.
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Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Bitcoin Lobbyists, Mining Botnet Dismantled and ... - International Business Times UK

Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Bitcoin Lobbyists, Mining Botnet Dismantled and ... - International Business Times UK | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Bitcoin Lobbyists, Mining Botnet Dismantled and ...
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Bank-Busting Jihadi Botnet Comes Back To Life. But Who Is Controlling It This Time?

Bank-Busting Jihadi Botnet Comes Back To Life. But Who Is Controlling It This Time? | Botnets | Scoop.it
The powerful botnet Brobot spent almost a year attacking American financial institutions before disappearing as quickly as it appeared. For the last 12 months, it looked as if this dangerous cyber-threat had been defeated for good.
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Move says realtor.com, other sites stable after cyberattack - Inman.com

Move says realtor.com, other sites stable after cyberattack - Inman.com | Botnets | Scoop.it
Move says realtor.com, other sites stable after cyberattack Inman.com Move CEO Steve Berkowitz restated previous assurances by Move that there was no evidence that any sensitive information was compromised during the “distributed denial of service”...
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With new hack, cellphone can get data out of computers

With new hack, cellphone can get data out of computers | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers no longer need the Internet to invade and control a system, Ben Gurion University researchers say (With new hack, cellphone can get data out of computers: The Iranian network targeted by Stuxnet was an air-gap...

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ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say | Botnets | Scoop.it
Forcing users to clean their infected computers on an ongoing basis would be more disruptive to cyber criminals than botnet takedowns (ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say - The recent effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus...
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How criminals make your phone part of botnet army - Irish Independent

How criminals make your phone part of botnet army - Irish Independent | Botnets | Scoop.it
How criminals make your phone part of botnet army
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Some security researchers think most PC users are part of a botnet without realising it.
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GameOver Zeus P2P Malware | US-CERT

GameOver Zeus (GOZ) is a peer-to-peer (P2P) variant of the Zeus family of bank credential-stealing malware (DHS, FBI and DOJ just released a Technical Alert about the GameOver Zeus botnet: http://t.co/4Dc8AYxw4v...
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How to protect yourself against Gameover Zeus and other botnets - PCWorld

How to protect yourself against Gameover Zeus and other botnets - PCWorld | Botnets | Scoop.it
How to protect yourself against Gameover Zeus and other botnets
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Dangerous botnet 'will bounce back', warns expert - Telegraph.co.uk

Dangerous botnet 'will bounce back', warns expert - Telegraph.co.uk | Botnets | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Dangerous botnet 'will bounce back', warns expert Telegraph.co.uk A worldwide sting by law enforcement agencies to bring down a botnet which ensnared millions of victims' computers is “unlikely to make much of a dent in the threat...
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SNMP DDoS Attacks Spike - Dark Reading

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SNMP DDoS Attacks Spike
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No botnet necessary: Yet another flavor of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that doesn't require infecting PCs is on the rise.
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Global POS botnet attack hits Canada - Computer Dealer News

Global POS botnet attack hits Canada - Computer Dealer News | Botnets | Scoop.it
Global POS botnet attack hits Canada
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Retailers' point-of-sale (POS) systems seem to be one of the soft targets for cybercriminals looking to steal payment and credit card information from unsuspecting users.
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