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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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Apple IDs targeted by Kelihos botnet phishing campaign

Apple IDs targeted by Kelihos botnet phishing campaign | Botnets | Scoop.it
Botnet targets Apple customers, launching phishing email campaign to lure victims into disclosing their Apple IDs and passwords.
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Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security | Malware | TechNewsWorld

Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security | Malware | TechNewsWorld | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being targeted again.
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Stealth malware: botnet control via webmail

Stealth malware: botnet control via webmail | Botnets | Scoop.it
A new strain of stealth malware is capable of misusing renowned web portals such as Yahoo and Gmail to receive control commands.
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Bugat Malware Adds GameOver Functionality - Infosecurity Magazine

Bugat Malware Adds GameOver Functionality
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The GameOver Zeus botnet, disrupted only two months ago by an international joint operation, continues to echo throughout the cybercrime landscape.
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Pushdo botnet gets DGA update, over 6000 machines host new variant - SC Magazine

Pushdo botnet gets DGA update, over 6000 machines host new variant - SC Magazine | Botnets | Scoop.it
Pushdo botnet gets DGA update, over 6000 machines host new variant
SC Magazine
The Pushdo botnet, known for delivering a bevy of malware through its spamming module Cutwail, is being updated to leverage a new domain-generation algorithm (DGA).
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RSA: Brazil's 'Boleto Malware' stole nearly $4 billion in two years | ZDNet

RSA: Brazil's 'Boleto Malware' stole nearly $4 billion in two years | ZDNet | Botnets | Scoop.it
RSA researchers uncovered a massive botnet fraud operation that has reaped nearly $4 billion through man-in-the-browser attacks that seamlessly intercept payment of Boletos -- Brazil's version of a money order.
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Litecoin Mining Botnet Using Cloud Accounts | BitCoinVox

Litecoin Mining Botnet Using Cloud Accounts | BitCoinVox | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers Use Free Cloud Accounts To Create Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet For Litecoin (RT @BitcoinVOX: #Hackers Use #Cloud Hashing Accounts to Create a #Litecoin #LTC #Mining #Botnet
http://t.co/Q7zm5c2izt)...

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Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Windows | Threat Level | WIRED

Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Windows | Threat Level | WIRED | Botnets | Scoop.it
A reminder to Apple and smug iPhone owners: Just because iOS has never been the victim of a widespread malware outbreak doesn’t mean mass iPhone hacking isn’t still possible.
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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
Computing
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
New York Times (blog)
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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Ransomware persists despite Gameover Zeus botnet closure (Wired UK)

Ransomware persists despite Gameover Zeus botnet closure (Wired UK) | Botnets | Scoop.it
In late May, an international law enforcement effort disrupted the Gameover Zeus (GoZ) botnet, a network of compromised computers used for banking fraud (Ransomware persists despite Gameover Zeus botnet closure http://t.co/mSHDmhjbGs)...
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Semalt Hijacks Hundreds of Thousands of PCs for Massive Botnet | TechWorm

Semalt Hijacks Hundreds of Thousands of PCs for Massive Botnet | TechWorm | Botnets | Scoop.it
The software known as Semalt, which claims to be an 'SEO tool,' has been found to be using Soundfrost malware to hijack hundreds of thousands of computers.
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Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos as Anti-Government Software

Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos as Anti-Government Software | Botnets | Scoop.it
Russian Hackers are spreading the Kelihos Trojan leading victims into believing that it is a software to hit Western Governments.
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Kelihos Botnet Trying to Expand by Harnessing Russian National Sentiments

Kelihos Botnet Trying to Expand by Harnessing Russian National Sentiments | Botnets | Scoop.it

Websense® Security Labs™ has come across an interesting campaign, targeting Russian nationals, trying to lure them to download and run executables on their computers, under the guise of attacking Western government websites.


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Criminals Build Web Server-Powered Botnet To Steal Passwords - CruxialCIO

Criminals Build Web Server-Powered Botnet To Steal Passwords - CruxialCIO | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Criminals Build Web Server-Powered Botnet To Steal Passwords
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In 2013, security vendor Arbor Networks reported that the attackers behind the malware had built a botnet comprising 25,000 compromised Windows computers.
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Law Enforcement Asks Congress for More Power Against Botnet Operators | SecurityWeek.Com

Law Enforcement Asks Congress for More Power Against Botnet Operators | SecurityWeek.Com | Botnets | Scoop.it
Law enforcement officials have asked Congress to consider legislation that would give them more tools to go after the botnet operators.
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Security Firm Analyzes Success of Botnet Takedowns | SecurityWeek.Com

Security Firm Analyzes Success of Botnet Takedowns | SecurityWeek.Com | Botnets | Scoop.it
Seculert has been monitoring the effects of the recent Gameover Zeus and Shylock botnet takedown operations, and found that the cybercriminals have already taken steps to resurrect their campaigns.
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New GameOver Zeus Variant Generates 1000 Domains Daily - Threatpost

New GameOver Zeus Variant Generates 1000 Domains Daily - Threatpost | Botnets | Scoop.it
SC Magazine UK
New GameOver Zeus Variant Generates 1000 Domains Daily
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The changes and updates have exponentially hiked up the botnet's numbers.
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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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