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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting

Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.

Windows Botnet Spreading Mirai Variant

A Windows-based botnet is spreading a Mirai variant that is also capable of spreading to Linux systems under certain conditions, Kaspersky Lab researchers said....

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks

A cross-platform win32-based Mirai spreader and botnet is in the wild and previously discussed publicly. However, there is much information confused together, as if...

Windows Can Help Mirai Botnet Spread

Windows computers may allow cybercriminals to spread the Mirai infection by searching for other vulnerable devices.

RSA Conference preview: The agenda can’t keep up

As the annual RSA Security Conference kicks off this week, thousands of security professionals, IT managers, and senior executives will converge on San Francisco...

Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

A global cyberthreat report released Tuesday found that 2016 was a mixed bag: malware was down slightly, but ransomware attacks soared, up 167 times...

Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners

Following recent research that showed many printer models are vulnerable to attacks, a hacker decided to prove the point and forced thousands of publicly...

How Google fought back against a crippling IoT-powered botnet and won

Enlarge (credit: Alex Eylar) OAKLAND, Calif.—In September, KrebsOnSecurity—arguably the Internet's most intrepid source of security news—was on the receiving end of some of...

DDoS attacks in Q4 2016

News Overview Without doubt, 2016 was the year of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) with major disruptions in terms of technology, attack scale and impact...

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

Hospitals advised to use Bing instead Exclusive  Google is blocking access to the entire NHS network, mistaking the amount of traffic it is currently...

DC police surveillance cameras were infected with ransomware before inauguration

(credit: ogglog) Networked digital video recorders have been harnessed for all sorts of ill intent over the past few months, including use in a...