Archive for the ‘botnet malware’ Category

Dark Nexus: A New Emerging IoT Botnet Malware Spotted in the Wild

April 8th, 2020
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new emerging IoT botnet threat that leverages compromised smart devices to stage 'distributed denial-of-service' attacks, potentially triggered on-demand through platforms offering DDoS-for-hire services. The botnet, named "dark_nexus" by Bitdefender researchers, works by employing credential stuffing attacks against a variety of devices, such as

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Microsoft Hijacks Necurs Botnet that Infected 9 Million PCs Worldwide

March 10th, 2020
Microsoft today announced that it has successfully disrupted the botnet network of the Necurs malware, which has infected more than 9 million computers globally, and also hijacked the majority of its infrastructure. The latest botnet takedown was the result of a coordinated operation involving international police and private tech companies across 35 countries. The operation was conducted

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14 Ways to Evade Botnet Malware Attacks On Your Computers

December 18th, 2019
Cybercriminals are busy innovators, adapting their weapons and attack strategies, and ruthlessly roaming the web in search of their next big score. Every manner of sensitive information, such as confidential employee records, customers' financial data, protected medical documents, and government files, are all subject to their relentless threats to cybersecurity. Solutions span a broad

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Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

May 29th, 2015

The bandwidth of Millions of users of a popular free VPN service is being sold without their knowledge in an attempt to cover the cost of its free service, which could result in a vast botnet-for-sale network.

“Hola,” a free virtual private network, is designed to help people abroad watch region restricted shows like American Netflix, and other streaming United States media.

Hola is

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