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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...

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors
January 15, 2018Mohit Kumar
The cybersecurity threat landscape has never been more extensive and is most likely to grow exponentially in 2018. Although the origina...

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...

Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet

Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet
December 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
The U.S. federal officials have arrested three hackers who have pleaded guilty to computer-crimes charges for creating and distributing M...

New Mirai Botnet Variant Found Targeting ZyXEL Devices In Argentina

New Mirai Botnet Variant Found Targeting ZyXEL Devices In Argentina
November 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
While tracking botnet activity on their honeypot traffic, security researchers at Chinese IT security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab discovered a...

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet
October 20, 2017Wang Wei
Just a year after Mirai —biggest IoT-based malware that caused vast Internet outages by launching massive DDoS attacks—completed its fir...

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom
July 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
An unnamed 29-year-old man, named by authorities as "Daniel K.," pleaded guilty in a German court on Friday to charges related to ...

An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies

An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies
May 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A new botnet consisting of more than 15,000 compromised servers has been used to mine various cryptocurrencies, earning its master aroun...

Hajime ‘Vigilante Botnet’ Growing Rapidly; Hijacks 300,000 IoT Devices Worldwide

Hajime ‘Vigilante Botnet’ Growing Rapidly; Hijacks 300,000 IoT Devices Worldwide
April 26, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last week, we reported about a so-called 'vigilante hacker' who hacked into at least 10,000 vulnerable 'Internet of Things&#...

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does
April 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what's...

Hacker Who Knocked Million Routers Offline Using MIRAI Arrested at London Airport

Hacker Who Knocked Million Routers Offline Using MIRAI Arrested at London Airport
February 23, 2017Mohit Kumar
British police have arrested a suspect in connection with the massive attack on Deutsche Telekom that hit nearly 1 Million routers last ...

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices
February 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by ...

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline
November 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last mon...

More Insights On Alleged DDoS Attack Against Liberia Using Mirai Botnet

More Insights On Alleged DDoS Attack Against Liberia Using Mirai Botnet
November 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
On Thursday, we compiled a story based on research published by a British security expert reporting that some cyber criminals are apparen...

Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country

Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country
November 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Note — We have published  an updated article on what really happened behind the alleged DDoS attack against Liberia using Mirai botnet....

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide
October 31, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The whole world is still dealing with the Mirai IoT Botnet that caused vast internet outage last Friday by launching massive distribute...

Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks

Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks
October 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
The infamous botnet that was used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn...

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...