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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 Michael Heller News Oct 04, 2016

Release of Mirai IoT botnet malware highlights bad password security

Mirai, the IoT botnet malware code used in the massive DDoS attack on Brian Krebs' website, has been released to the public and highlights a problem of using default passwords. 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 Oct 04, 2016

Mirai IoT botnet code release raises fears of surge in DDoS attacks

Organisations with an online presence should prepare for terabit-class IoT botnet-based DDoS attacks that could knock almost any business offline or disable chunks of the internet, warn security experts 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 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 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 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