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Friday's Massive DDoS Attack Came from Just 100,000 Hacked IoT Devices

Friday's Massive DDoS Attack Came from Just 100,000 Hacked IoT Devices

October 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Guess how many devices participated in last Friday's massive DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn that caused vast internet outage? Ju...
Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet

Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet

October 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You might be surprised to know that your security cameras, Internet-connected toasters and refrigerators may have inadvertently participa...
Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World's largest DDoS Attack released Online

Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World's largest DDoS Attack released Online

October 03, 2016Mohit Kumar
With rapidly growing Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, they have become a much more attractive target for cybercriminals. Just recently...
IoT Botnet — 25,000 CCTV Cameras Hacked to launch DDoS Attack

IoT Botnet — 25,000 CCTV Cameras Hacked to launch DDoS Attack

June 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Internet of Things (IoTs) or Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate and so are threats to them. Due to the ...
Hackers behind Dyre Malware Busted in Police Raid

Hackers behind Dyre Malware Busted in Police Raid

February 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The world's most notorious financial hacking operation disrupted by Russian authorities in November, when they raided the offices as...
Creator of MegalodonHTTP DDoS Botnet Arrested

Creator of MegalodonHTTP DDoS Botnet Arrested

January 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Last month, the Norway police arrested five hackers accused of running the MegalodonHTTP Remote Access Trojan (RAT). The arrests cam...
New Botnet Hunts for Linux — Launching 20 DDoS Attacks/Day at 150Gbps

New Botnet Hunts for Linux — Launching 20 DDoS Attacks/Day at 150Gbps

September 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A network of compromised Linux servers has grown so powerful that it can blow large websites off the Internet by launching crippling Dis...
These Are The FBI's Most Wanted Hackers — Total $4.2 Million Reward

These Are The FBI's Most Wanted Hackers — Total $4.2 Million Reward

July 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
The US State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are willing to pay a total $4.2 Million for information leading to the ...
Beebone Botnet Taken Down By International Cybercrime Taskforce

Beebone Botnet Taken Down By International Cybercrime Taskforce

April 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
U.S. and European law enforcement agencies have shut down a highly sophisticated piece of the botnet that had infected more than 12,000 ...
Europol Takes Down RAMNIT Botnet that Infected 3.2 Million Computers

Europol Takes Down RAMNIT Botnet that Infected 3.2 Million Computers

February 25, 2015Mohit Kumar
It seems like the world has declared war against the Cyber Criminals. In a recent update, we reported that FBI is offering $3 Million in...
FBI Offers $3 Million Reward For Arrest Of Russian Hacker

FBI Offers $3 Million Reward For Arrest Of Russian Hacker

February 25, 2015Wang Wei
The US State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday a $3 Million reward for the information leading to the...
Over 17000 Mac Machines Affected by 'iWorm' Botnet Malware

Over 17000 Mac Machines Affected by 'iWorm' Botnet Malware

October 06, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A newly discovered zombie network that exclusively targets Apple computers running Mac OS X across the globe has compromised roughly 17,000 ...
Hackers Using 'Shellshock' Bash Vulnerability to Launch Botnet Attacks

Hackers Using 'Shellshock' Bash Vulnerability to Launch Botnet Attacks

September 26, 2014Mohit Kumar
Researchers on Thursday discovered a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in the widely used command-line shell GNU Bourne Again ...
Malicious Advertisements Found on Java.com, Other High-Profile Sites

Malicious Advertisements Found on Java.com, Other High-Profile Sites

August 29, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A New York-based online ad network company AppNexus, that provides a platform specializing in real-time online advertising, has again be...
FBI — Botnets Infecting 18 Computers per Second. But How Many of Them NSA Holds?

FBI — Botnets Infecting 18 Computers per Second. But How Many of Them NSA Holds?

July 17, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Botnets - a secretly compromised networks of ordinary home and office computers with rogue software or "malware" that are c...
After Takedown, GameOver Zeus Banking Trojan Returns Again

After Takedown, GameOver Zeus Banking Trojan Returns Again

July 12, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A month after the FBI and Europol took down the GameOver Zeus botnet by seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation, security res...
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