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Prowli Malware Targeting Servers, Routers, and IoT Devices

Prowli Malware Targeting Servers, Routers, and IoT Devices

June 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
After the discovery of massive VPNFilter malware botnet , security researchers have now uncovered another giant botnet that has already ...
Destructive and MiTM Capabilities of VPNFilter Malware Revealed

Destructive and MiTM Capabilities of VPNFilter Malware Revealed

June 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It turns out that the threat of the massive VPNFilter botnet malware that was discovered late last month is beyond what we initially tho...
5 Powerful Botnets Found Exploiting Unpatched GPON Router Flaws

5 Powerful Botnets Found Exploiting Unpatched GPON Router Flaws

May 10, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Well, that did not take long. Within just 10 days of the disclosure of two critical vulnerabilities in GPON router at least 5 botnet f...
Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

March 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a massive continuously growing malware campaign that has already infected nearly 5 million mobile de...
Hackers Exploiting Three Microsoft Office Flaws to Spread Zyklon Malware

Hackers Exploiting Three Microsoft Office Flaws to Spread Zyklon Malware

January 17, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have spotted a new malware campaign in the wild that spreads an advanced botnet malware by leveraging at least three...
Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

December 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Although the original creators of the infamous IoT malware Mirai have already been arrested and sent to jail, the variants of the notori...
Feds Shut Down 'Longest-Running' Andromeda Botnet

Feds Shut Down 'Longest-Running' Andromeda Botnet

December 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
In a coordinated International cyber operation, Europol with the help of international law enforcement agencies has taken down what it c...
US Warns of 'DeltaCharlie' – A North Korean DDoS Botnet Malware

US Warns of 'DeltaCharlie' – A North Korean DDoS Botnet Malware

June 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The United States government has released a rare alert about an ongoing, eight-year-long North Korean state-sponsored hacking operation. ...
U.S. Takes Down Kelihos Botnet After Its Russian Operator Arrested in Spain

U.S. Takes Down Kelihos Botnet After Its Russian Operator Arrested in Spain

April 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
A Russian computer hacker arrested over the weekend in Barcelona was apparently detained for his role in a massive computer botnet, and n...
Warning! CCTV Cameras Sold on Amazon Come with Pre-Installed Malware

Warning! CCTV Cameras Sold on Amazon Come with Pre-Installed Malware

April 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Be careful while buying any off-brand electronics from Amazon, as they could end up infecting you. Recently, independent security re...
Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

May 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The bandwidth of Millions of users of a popular free VPN service is being sold without their knowledge in an attempt to cover the cost o...
Warrant Authorized FBI to Track and Infect Computers with Malware

Warrant Authorized FBI to Track and Infect Computers with Malware

August 05, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tor has always been a tough target for law enforcement for years, but the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) has found a ...
New Pushdo Malware Hacks 11,000 Computers in Just 24 Hours

New Pushdo Malware Hacks 11,000 Computers in Just 24 Hours

July 17, 2014Mohit Kumar
One of the oldest active malware families, Pushdo, is again making its way onto the Internet and has recently infected more than 11,000 ...