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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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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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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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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
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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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