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IE zero-day attack delivers malware into memory then poofs on reboot - Network World

IE zero-day attack delivers malware into memory then poofs on reboot Network World However, FireEye also warned that the "zero-day exploit (CVE-2013-3906) is more widespread than previously believed" and is currently being used by at least two...
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7-Year-Old 'Feature' Makes WordPress an Ad Hoc Botnet

7-Year-Old 'Feature' Makes WordPress an Ad Hoc Botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Hackers exploiting the pingback feature in WordPress got 162,000 WP servers to DDOS another one.
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How botnet "command-and-control" works - YouTube

www.sophos.com Botnet command and control centers come in many different forms - here's a breakdown of how it works and how cybercriminals use them to their ...
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The Long Tail of ColdFusion Fail — Krebs on Security

The Long Tail of ColdFusion Fail — Krebs on Security | Botnets | Scoop.it
A botnet exploiting a ColdFusion vulnerability milked sites for credit card data. @briankrebs spoke to some victims http://t.co/hZ3uQ5vtby
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Monitoring for unusual network traffic key to banking botnet detection

For better banking botnet detection, financial institutions need to keep a close eye on unusual network traffic, such as encrypted files being sent to suspicious domains.
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Infosecurity - Old Vulnerability at the Heart of Escalating PHP Botnet Attacks

Infosecurity - Old Vulnerability at the Heart of Escalating PHP Botnet Attacks | Botnets | Scoop.it
Back in October 2013, a public exploit for the PHP server-side framework was disclosed, using a command injection vulnerability found in May 2012 and categorized as CVE-2012-1823.
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NSA documents describe botnet-style automated mass malware infection

NSA documents describe botnet-style automated mass malware infection | Botnets | Scoop.it
The latest documents to come out of the Snowden leak suggest the NSA is gaining access to network routers and people’s computers a lot more than previously thought.
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Introducing: Feodo Tracker | abuse.ch

Introducing: Feodo Tracker | abuse.ch | Botnets | Scoop.it
In the past week I've received multiple reports about wide-spread spam campaigns hitting German speaking countries.
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Sefnit botnet-Microsoft has silently uprooted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million PC

Sefnit botnet-Microsoft has silently uprooted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million PC | Botnets | Scoop.it

Microsoft has uprooted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million Systems to eradicate Sefnit botnet. It has done it silently without user agreement.


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Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks' - BBC News

Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks' - BBC News | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks'
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A technology that constantly changes websites' code to defeat hackers has been unveiled by a US start-up.
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Mac-threatening Flashback botnet is back, security vendor warns

RT @WebsiteToSell: Mac-threatening Flashback botnet is back, security vendor warns http://t.co/Xmxu3HMKuI


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Microsoft remotely deleted Tor-based 'Sefnit Botnet' from more than 2 Million Systems

Microsoft remotely deleted Tor-based 'Sefnit Botnet' from more than 2 Million Systems | Botnets | Scoop.it
In an effort to takedown Sefnit malware Botnet, Microsoft had remotely deleted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million Systems.
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Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia - BBC News

Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia - BBC News | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia
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A hacker accused of masterminding one of the biggest ever botnets has been sentenced to just under 5 years in jail.
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Microsoft, the FBI, Europol and industry partners disrupt the notorious ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft, the FBI, Europol and industry partners disrupt the notorious ZeroAccess botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Global action aims to protect millions of computers infected with malware that is responsible for hijacked search results and click fraud.
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Microsoft, Kaspersky Shed Light on Sefnit Tor Botnet | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Microsoft, Kaspersky Shed Light on Sefnit Tor Botnet | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Botnets | Scoop.it
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab and Microsoft have shared new insight into how malware campaigns operate over the Tor anonymity network, as well as other darknets.
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New victims inducted into botnet preying on websites running ColdFusion - Ars Technica

New victims inducted into botnet preying on websites running ColdFusion - Ars Technica | Botnets | Scoop.it
Ars Technica New victims inducted into botnet preying on websites running ColdFusion Ars Technica Investigators have identified more victims of a botnet that collects payment card data and other sensitive information by preying on websites running...
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How botnet "command-and-control" works

www.sophos.com Botnet command and control centers come in many different forms - here's a breakdown of how it works and how cybercriminals use them to their ...
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Researchers Discover Credential-Stealing Unix-based Server Botnet

Researchers Discover Credential-Stealing Unix-based Server Botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals are using sophisticated malware in compromising thousands of Unix-based servers to spew spam and redirect a half million Web users to malicious content per day, a security firm reported.
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The NSA's Botnet of Botnets: an Active SIGINT System - Infosecurity Magazine

The NSA's Botnet of Botnets: an Active SIGINT System - Infosecurity Magazine | Botnets | Scoop.it
The NSA's Botnet of Botnets: an Active SIGINT System Infosecurity Magazine The latest revelations from the Snowden files, published by Glenn Greenwald's new venture The Intercept, show that NSA thinking has followed the same arguments developed by...
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Visual Investigations of Botnet Command and Control Behavior Infographic

Visual Investigations of Botnet Command and Control Behavior Infographic | Botnets | Scoop.it
Lancope's StealthWatch Labs research inforgraphic using visualizations to differentiate botnet command-and-control behavior from legitimate network traffic

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Researcher demos SMS-based smartphone botnet | ZDNet

Researcher demos SMS-based smartphone botnet | ZDNet | Botnets | Scoop.it
SchmooCon 2011: A security researcher has demonstrated an Android based, SMS-driven smartphone botnet.
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When The Internet of Things Attacks! Parsing The IoT Botnet Story | The Security Ledger

When The Internet of Things Attacks! Parsing The IoT Botnet Story | The Security Ledger | Botnets | Scoop.it
The security firm Proofpoint says it has evidence that an Internet of Things botnet is sending out spam. Is it future shock or FUD?

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, January 22, 10:42 AM

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Mozilla Firefox exploit enlists PCs into advanced botnet

Mozilla Firefox exploit enlists PCs into advanced botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
An exploit in Mozilla Firefox may be enlisting thousands of PCs into a botnet that scours the Web for vulnerable pages that can be targeted later on by automated SQL injection attacks. The issue is...
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Zombie botnets: Why some crime networks refuse to die - BBC News

Zombie botnets: Why some crime networks refuse to die - BBC News | Botnets | Scoop.it
BBC News Zombie botnets: Why some crime networks refuse to die BBC News In particular, botnets - networks of hijacked computers - exhibit this zombie-like ability to lurch back into life, despite a significant number of victories against these...
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Infosecurity - Germany Warns That Criminals Have Stolen 16 Million Email Credentials

The German Office for Information Technology (BSI) warned Tuesday that botnet operators have stolen some 16 million email credentials; about half of which have a .de suffix.
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Creator of Malware Behind Mariposa Botnet and His Former ...

Matjaž Škorjanc, the creator of the Rimecud malware that powered the notorious Mariposa botnet, and his former girlfriend, Nuša Čoh, have been s.
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