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By Warwick Ashford Sep 01, 2016

More IoT botnets connected to DDoS attacks

Security researchers have found another botnet operation exploiting internet of things devices to carry out powerful distributed denial of service attacks, prompting calls for IoT device makers to improve security Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Aug 02, 2016

Linux botnets on the rise, says Kaspersky DDoS report

DDoS attack data collected by Kaspersky Lab shows a greater proportion of attacks are coming from hijacked Linux servers and attacks are tending to last longer Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Dec 07, 2015

Global operation targets Dorkbot botnet

The latest international operation against cyber criminals included seizing domains to disrupt the Dorkbot operators’ capacity to control their victims’ computers Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Jun 30, 2016

LizardStresser IoT botnet launches 400Gbps DDoS attack

Attack groups using the LizardStresser botnet are exploiting IoT devices to mount massive DDoS attacks without using amplification techniques, say researchers Continue Reading


By Nick Lewis Evaluate Nov 04, 2015

Lessons from the Conficker botnet, seven years later

Though one of the largest botnets ever was sinkholed seven years ago, it still infects millions of machines. Expert Nick Lewis explains what enterprises can learn from Conficker. Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Apr 10, 2015

UK firms must purge Beebone after botnet downed

UK firms should purge computers of Beebone malware after botnet downed in international operation, says security advocate Get Safe Online Continue Reading


By Maxim Tamarov News Apr 21, 2015

SIMDA botnet down: 770,000 infected computers rescued

INTERPOL collaborated with Trend Micro, Microsoft and Kaspersky to take down botnet affecting 770,000 users. Continue Reading


By Brad Casey Manage Sep 09, 2014

Botnets creating security bugaboos for cloud users

Botnets can impact any cloud user, but most are unaware of the security nightmare's existence. Understanding and minimizing the opportunities for attacks can keep you from becoming an unwitting accomplice. Continue Reading


By Karl Flinders Feb 25, 2015

US government offers $3m bounty for banking botnet kingpin

US Department of Justice will give reward for information leading to the arrest of the man accused of being administrator of the GameOver Zeus botnet Continue Reading


By Karl Flinders Feb 25, 2015

National Crime Agency disables Ramnit bank-robbing botnet

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has shut down servers used by the Ramnit botnet to target and steal money from bank accounts Continue Reading