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Northern Gold criminal gang infected half million PCs worldwide

Northern Gold criminal gang infected half million PCs worldwide | Botnets | Scoop.it
Proofpoint firm uncovered a malicious campaign run by the Northern Gold criminal group which is targeting online banking users with a botnet of 500,000 PCs.
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Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED

Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED | Botnets | Scoop.it
In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account. Now hackers have learned the same trick. Only instead of a mistress, they're sharing their love letters with data-stealing malware buried deep on a victim's computer.
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Apple anti-malware update blocks new 'iWorm' Mac botnet | ZDNet

Apple anti-malware update blocks new 'iWorm' Mac botnet | ZDNet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Mac users should be protected from a new malware threat that has infected around 18,000 users across the world.
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Apple anti-malware update blocks new 'iWorm' Mac botnet - ZDNet

Apple anti-malware update blocks new 'iWorm' Mac botnet - ZDNet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Mac users should be protected from a new malware threat that has infected around 18,000 users across the world.
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Linux botnet Mayhem spreads through Shellshock exploits

Linux botnet Mayhem spreads through Shellshock exploits | Botnets | Scoop.it
The botnet targets Web servers that haven't been patched for recent vulnerabilities found in the Bash Linux shell.
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Massive Qbot Botnet strikes 500,000 Machines Through WordPress

Massive Qbot Botnet strikes 500,000 Machines Through WordPress. Attackers steal banking credentials and hire out compromised computers to others
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Conficker Most Reported Security Threat in 2014 So Far

Conficker Most Reported Security Threat in 2014. F-Secure finds six-year-old worm persists thanks to unpatched systems
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Yahoo Wasn’t Shellshocked in Server Attack, CISO Claims

Yahoo Wasn’t Shellshocked in Server Attack, CISO Claims. Web pioneer hit by similar looking bug but no user data affected
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[Honeypot Alert] New Bot Malware (BoSSaBoTv2) Attacking Web Servers Discovered - SpiderLabs Anterior

[Honeypot Alert] New Bot Malware (BoSSaBoTv2) Attacking Web Servers Discovered - SpiderLabs Anterior | Botnets | Scoop.it
Our web honeypots picked up some interesting attack traffic. The initial web application attack vector (PHP-CGI vulnerability) is not new, the malware payload is.
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Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs - Register

Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs - Register | Botnets | Scoop.it
Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs
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Russian cops have arrested two mobile botnet cybercrime suspects as part of an ongoing investigation that's reckoned to be the first of its kind in Russia.
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Incapsula Blocks Semalt, A Referrer Spam Botnet

Incapsula Blocks Semalt, A Referrer Spam Botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
Researchers at Incapsula have noticed Ukrainian SEO startup Semalt running a crawler using a botnet generated by malware.
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Asprox Botnet Malware Sent Through Fake Viber Email Notification

Asprox Botnet Malware Sent Through Fake Viber Email Notification | Botnets | Scoop.it
A new malicious campaign aiming to replenish the bots in the Asprox botnet has been initiated, tricking users into believing that they have been delivered a notification email for a missed message from the Viber service.
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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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MIS-Asia - Report: Criminals use Shellshock against mail servers to build botnet

MIS-Asia - Report: Criminals use Shellshock against mail servers to build botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
MIS Asia offers Information Technology strategy insight for senior IT management - resources to understand and leverage information technology from a business leadership perspective
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Malware-Traffic-Analysis.net - 2014-10-28 - Asprox botnet serving free pizza

Malware-Traffic-Analysis.net - 2014-10-28 - Asprox botnet serving free pizza | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Semalt Hijacks Hundreds of Thousands of PCs for Massive Botnet

The spam bot is being used to carry out a large-scale, global offensive bent on fooling search algorithims.
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Virus Bulletin : Mayhem – a hidden threat for *nix web servers

Virus Bulletin : Mayhem – a hidden threat for *nix web servers | Botnets | Scoop.it
Andrew Kovalev and colleagues describe ‘Mayhem’ – a new kind of
malware for *nix web servers that has the functions of a traditional
Windows bot, but which can act under restricted privileges in the
system.
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Windows XP flaws help Russian 'Qbot' gang build 500,000 PC botnet

Windows XP flaws help Russian 'Qbot' gang build 500,000 PC botnet | Botnets | Scoop.it
But are botnets becoming yesterday's worry?
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Researchers say Conficker is all about the money - CNET

Researchers say Conficker is all about the money - CNET | Botnets | Scoop.it
Conficker's ties to a large spamming and password-stealing botnet give credence to the speculation that money, and possibly malicious Eastern European hackers, are behind the latest Internet worm infection.
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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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First Shellshock botnet attacks Akamai, US DoD networks

First Shellshock botnet attacks Akamai, US DoD networks | Botnets | Scoop.it
Wopbot on the rampage.(Wopbot launched a distributed denial of service attack against servers hosted by content delivery network Akamai read http://t.co/53Fk6oILMw)...
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Spike botnet runs DDoS attacks from IoT devices

Spike botnet runs DDoS attacks from IoT devices | Botnets | Scoop.it
Experts at Akamai spotted a new malware kit named Spike which is used by bad actors to run DDoS attacks through desktops and Internet of Things devices.
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Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks - Wired

Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks - Wired | Botnets | Scoop.it
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Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks
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The shellshock attacks are being used to infect thousands of machines with malware designed to make them part of a botnet of computers that obey hackers' commands.
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Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered | Botnets | Scoop.it
DDoS zombie army found in the wild hours after flaw surfaces (Holy alliteration Batman!
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