Botnet

Botnet

There’s a New Botnet out There That Dwarfs Mirai

This botnet is even more dangerous than Mirai. We already know just how dangerous botnets can be. In 2016, Mirai was used for numerous attacks, including the one on 20 ...

October 21, 2017 at 7:18 am by

Lynksys Routers Feature Massive Security Flaw

Security researchers have found that a number of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers contain vulnerabilities that could be exploited to form part of a botnet. Cybersecurity ...

April 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm by

Mirai Botnet Launches Fresh 54-Hour DDoS Attack

A new variant of the Mirai botnet has launched a fresh distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that lasted over three days. Mirai – run by a type of malware able to ...

March 31, 2017 at 1:00 am by

Mirai Worm Author Anna-Sempai Unmasked

The Mirai botnet, which takes control of unsecured IoT devices to launch massive DDoS attacks, wreaked havoc last year after its developer, known only as Anna-Sempai, released ...

January 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm by

Mirai Botnet Takes Down One Million German Routers

Mirai — the worm responsible for infecting tens of millions of IoT devices which were used as a botnet to DDoS managed DNS infrastructure provider Dyn in October — has ...

December 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Internet Society Attacks State of Global Online Security

International non-profit the Internet Society (ISOC) has taken a long look at global online security, and it does not like what it sees. In a new report, prompted by a ...

November 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Angry Gamer Triggered Second Biggest DDoS of 2016

Last month, managed DNS infrastructure provider Dyn was hit by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, taking out popular sites, such as Twitter, reddit, and ...

November 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm by
DDoS Attacks

Record-Breaking DDoS Was Delivered By 145k Hacked Cameras

DDoS attacks are nothing new, they’re going on all the time around the web, taking down websites, companies, stores, you name it. However, the attack that recently took ...

September 30, 2016 at 6:43 pm by

Lizard Squad Using CCTV Cameras to DDoS People

Lizard Squad were made famous when they claimed responsibility for the outage of both Playstation’s and Xbox’s multiplayer over the Christmas period. Since then ...

July 4, 2016 at 9:00 am by

BotNet of CCTV Cameras Discovered

When it comes to using computers, a lot of us feel out of depth when warnings and unwanted pop-ups create unexpected situations that can cost us hours in time as we figure out ...

June 28, 2016 at 10:20 am by

Global Bot Network ‘Dorkbot’ Busted and Taken Down

There are two well-known groups that both use the name Dorkbot, one being a great group of organizations that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, ...

December 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

Numerous Security Cameras Have Been Turned into a Botnet by Malware

It’s not exactly news that security cameras can be hacked, but turning a bunch of them into a botnet using malware is not exactly a regular occurrence. However, ...

October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

Wifatch: The Vigilante Malware

Malware. That one word which seems to inspire fear and dread in everybody who hears it, even more so when you’ve experienced it first hand on one of your many devices. ...

October 3, 2015 at 9:50 am by

Hola CEO Responds to Botnet Controversy

Hola, the peer-to-peer (P2P) VPN provider, was recently accused of allowing its customers’ network to be used to form botnets to launch malicious cyber-attacks. A group of ...

June 3, 2015 at 12:55 am by

Anonymous Accused of Running Botnet With Thousands of Hacked Home Routers

Haven’t yet changed your router username and password from “admin/admin”? If so, then your router could be part of a massive botnet, possibly run by members of ...

May 14, 2015 at 12:58 am by