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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...
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&#...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Microsoft botnet take down will not stop spam !

Microsoft botnet take down will not stop spam !

January 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
A prominent security researcher said he doubts Microsoft's take down of the Waledac botnet would have any impact on spam levels, as the ...
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit successfully disrupted the ZeroAccess Botnet

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit successfully disrupted the ZeroAccess Botnet

December 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
Microsoft today announced that its Digital Crimes Unit ( a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime ) has suc...
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...
Alleged Skynet Botnet creator arrested in Germany

Alleged Skynet Botnet creator arrested in Germany

December 09, 2013Mohit Kumar
The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has arrested a gang of cyber criminals believed to be responsible for creating the Skynet Bo...
9 million PCs infected with ZeroAccess botnet

9 million PCs infected with ZeroAccess botnet

September 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
In recent months, we've seen the rootkit family Win32/Sirefef and Win64/Sirefef (also known as ZeroAccess Botnet ) update its command an...
Tor Anonymizing network overload caused by Mevade Botnet

Tor Anonymizing network overload caused by Mevade Botnet

September 08, 2013Anonymous
Recently, Tor Project Director - Roger Dingledine described a sudden increase in Tor users on the Tor Network after the events related...
IoT Botnets Found Using Default Credentials for C&C Server Databases

IoT Botnets Found Using Default Credentials for C&C Server Databases

June 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
Not following cybersecurity best practices could not only cost online users but also cost cybercriminals. Yes, sometimes hackers don'...
Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit

January 31, 2018Swati Khandelwal
2017 was the year of high profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, but from the beginning of this year, we are noticing a faster-paced ...
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...
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