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Teenager busted for running botnet that stole 50,000 a month

Teenager busted for running botnet that stole 50,000 a month | Botnets | Scoop.it
A 19yearold Argentinean man was arrested and charged with running a botnet that stole funds from gaming and money transfer sites. (Teenager busted for running botnet that stole $50,000 a month: A 19-year-old Argentinean man was arrested and ...
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New 'Hesperbot' banking malware targets Europeans for now - GMA News

New 'Hesperbot' banking malware targets Europeans for now - GMA News | Botnets | Scoop.it
New 'Hesperbot' banking malware targets Europeans for now GMA News Robert Lipovsky, another malware researcher at ESET, said the attackers will try to get the victim to "install a mobile component of the malware on their Symbian, Blackberry or...
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New Mac trojan used in targeted attacks could be related to the Syrian Electronic Army, doesn’t work on OS X 10.8

New Mac trojan used in targeted attacks could be related to the Syrian Electronic Army, doesn’t work on OS X 10.8 | Botnets | Scoop.it
A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that creates a backdoor on an affected user’s machine.
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Personal computers, private data users 'weak link' in cyber security: NTRO - Economic Times

Personal computers, private data users 'weak link' in cyber security: NTRO - Economic Times | Botnets | Scoop.it
Economic Times Personal computers, private data users 'weak link' in cyber security: NTRO Economic Times NEW DELHI: Personal computers and other private users of data are "weak links" when it comes to implementing cyber security norms in the...
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Internet Explorer zero-day exploit prompts Microsoft to publish emergency Fix it

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit prompts Microsoft to publish emergency Fix it | Botnets | Scoop.it
Microsoft have published an out of band security advisory for users of Internet Explorer to warn about a new zero-day attack being used in the wild.
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Mevade botnet miscalculated effect on Tor network, says Damballa

Mevade botnet miscalculated effect on Tor network, says Damballa | Botnets | Scoop.it
The migration of the 'Mevade' botnet to use the Tor anonymity network was most likely a botched attempt to hide that has ended up having the opposite effect, security firm Damballa has speculated.
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Infosecurity - War of the Trojans: 'Alien' Invasion Spreads Third-Party Malware

Infosecurity - War of the Trojans: 'Alien' Invasion Spreads Third-Party Malware | Botnets | Scoop.it
A nasty Android trojan, dubbed Obad.a, is being spread using botnets controlled by other criminal groups and created using a different malware – an “alien” distribution scheme that has peaked researcher interest.
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Botnets attack blogging tools - FederalNewsRadio.com

Botnets attack blogging tools - FederalNewsRadio.com | Botnets | Scoop.it
Botnets attack blogging tools
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Techweek has been reporting that two large botnets have targeted various content management systems, including WordPress and Joomla.
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Kelihos Botnet Taps Spam Blocklists To Hone Attacks - InformationWeek

Kelihos Botnet Taps Spam Blocklists To Hone Attacks - InformationWeek | Botnets | Scoop.it
Kelihos Botnet Taps Spam Blocklists To Hone Attacks
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The Kelihos botnet has a new trick up its sleeve: It references anti-spam services to see if a PC that it's infected has been flagged by anti-spam services.
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Kelihos Relying on CBL Blacklists to Evaluate New Bots - Threatpost

Kelihos Relying on CBL Blacklists to Evaluate New Bots - Threatpost | Botnets | Scoop.it
Kelihos Relying on CBL Blacklists to Evaluate New Bots Threatpost Kelihos, the peer-to-peer botnet with nine lives, keeps popping up with new capabilities that enable it to sustain itself and make money for its keepers by pushing spam, harvesting...
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A Study in Bots: Bitbot

A Study in Bots: Bitbot | Botnets | Scoop.it

The demonstration portion was conducted on the web panel (C2) of a bitcoin mining botnet called Bitbot to show the wide range of attack methods we will be presenting. The attacks shown were intended to fit in line with what the bot herders would expect from their rivals, so they mostly focused on cross-site scripting and SQL injection. This way, our target will be more likely to attribute the attack to their rivals. I could not go into great technical detail during the demonstration, so that’s what I’ll focus on in this post.

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Orbit Downloader registers user's computer in a botnet used for DDOS - Slashdot

ZDNet reports (ZDNet article) that Orbit Downloader, a "popular freeware Windows download tool", downloads another Win32 PE binary upon starting and uses the host for a DDOS attack on remote computers.
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Update on Kelihos Botnet (August 2013)

Update on Kelihos Botnet (August 2013) | Botnets | Scoop.it

We continue observing new modifications of Kelihos and its activity. In this post we will examine the new behavior of a sample caught on 23rd of July

 We reported about new features that were introduced in March, 2013. Now we will highlight the new functionality that has appeared since that time.

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New Android Malware Stealing SMSs, Emails And Data In India

Security concerns about the Android OS have been growing recently.
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People's Republic of China's Cyber hackers 'hired to attack governments and banks' - Telegraph

People's Republic of China's Cyber hackers 'hired to attack governments and banks' - Telegraph | Botnets | Scoop.it
Cyber hackers are being hired to launch attacks on American banks and government organisations in a bid to glean sensitive information, new research has revealed.

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3 ways malware is bypassing companies’ antivirus software

3 ways malware is bypassing companies’ antivirus software | Botnets | Scoop.it
Most companies are using antivirus software, firewalls and other security tools to protect their networks.
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RSA: Russian-Speaking Hackers Drafting New Recruits

RSA: Russian-Speaking Hackers Drafting New Recruits | Botnets | Scoop.it
Faced with boosted cybersecurity defenses at large banks and seeking to raise their profit margins, top Russian-speaking cybercriminals are opening their ranks in a way not previously seen.
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Botconf 2013

Botconf 2013 | Botnets | Scoop.it
1st Botnet fighting conference (RT @Botconf: #Botconf 2013 - Botnet fighting conference - 5&6 Dec 13 Nantes, France - Register at http://t.co/l72fTEAMaZ)...
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Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find - SC Magazine UK

Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find - SC Magazine UK | Botnets | Scoop.it
Pushdo botnet spams malware analysis site, researchers find
SC Magazine UK
Saboteurs behind the Pushdo botnet are sending spam to a website meant to educate users on malware, researchers have found.
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Kim Komando: How prepared are you for a cyber attack? - Detroit Free Press

Kim Komando: How prepared are you for a cyber attack?
Detroit Free Press
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave her farewell speech last week.

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Citadel botnet resurges to storm Japanese PCs | 15 Minute News

Citadel botnet resurges to storm Japanese PCs | 15 Minute News | Botnets | Scoop.it
Banking Trojan infects 20,000 IP addresses Citadel, the aggressive botnet at the heart of a widely criticised takedown by Microsoft back in June, i...
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Tor usage doubles in August. New privacy-seeking users or botnet? - Naked Security

Tor usage doubles in August. New privacy-seeking users or botnet? - Naked Security | Botnets | Scoop.it
Tor usage doubles in August. New privacy-seeking users or botnet?
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A botnet fits perfect ... Or its some sort of analysis/attack/flood against the dirs.
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DDoS Botnet Now Can Detect Denial-of Service Defenses - Dark Reading

DDoS Botnet Now Can Detect Denial-of Service Defenses - Dark Reading | Botnets | Scoop.it
DDoS Botnet Now Can Detect Denial-of Service Defenses
Dark Reading
DirtJumper Drive, a DIY kit that makes it easy for anyone to create their own botnet to DDoS a target, has been evolving over the past year.
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Canadian to receive FBI award for uncovering massive botnet scheme - Financial Post

Canadian to receive FBI award for uncovering massive botnet scheme - Financial Post | Botnets | Scoop.it
Financial Post Canadian to receive FBI award for uncovering massive botnet scheme Financial Post “The Director's Awards are the highest honour employees may receive, and they recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional service to the FBI...
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WordPress Botnet Explodes Over Weekend | Symantec Connect Community

WordPress Botnet Explodes Over Weekend | Symantec Connect Community | Botnets | Scoop.it
WordPress is the most commonly used blogging platform. (WordPress Botnet Explodes Over Weekend | Symantec Connect Community http://t.co/PIQWUlBEEK)
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