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US Banks Targeted with Trickbot Trojan

Necurs botnet spreads Trickbot malware to US financial institutions, while new Emotet banking Trojan attacks discovered - signalling increasingly complex attacks on the industry.

Botnet Tweeting, Spamming Porn Shut Down

Researchers discovered an active Twitter botnet made up of 38,000 bots, generating 8.5 million tweets and netting over 30 million clicks from its victims.

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

Magala falls into the category of Trojan Clickers that imitate a user click on a particular webpage, thus boosting advertisement click counts.
Itrsquo;s worth pointing out that Magala doesnrsquo;t actually affect the user, other than consuming some of the infected computerrsquo;s resources.

The main victims are those paying for the advertising.

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.

It’s 2017, and UPnP is helping black-hats run banking malware

Pinkslipbot malware copies Conflicker for CC channel Another banking malware variant has been spotted in the wild, and it's using UPnP to pop home routers to expose unsuspecting home users, recruited as part of the botnet.…

Don’t all rush out at once, but there are a million...

As bad as Mirai was, it could have been much worse A wormable vulnerability involving an estimated one million digital video recorders (DVR) is at risk of creating a Mirai-style botnet, security researchers warn.…

US Warns of North Korea’s Not-So-Secret ‘Hidden Cobra’ DDoS Botnet

Reclusive government behind DDoS infrastructure is targeting organizations around the world US-CERT says.

DHS, FBI Warn of North Korea ‘Hidden Cobra’ Strikes Against US...

DHS and the FBI warned that North Korean attackers are targeting U.S. businesses with malware- and botnet-related attacks that are part of concerted effort dubbed "Hidden Cobra."

Internet hygiene still stinks despite botnet and ransomware flood

Millions of must-be-firewalled services sitting wide open Network security has improved little over the last 12 months – millions of vulnerable devices are still exposed on the open internet, leaving them defenceless to the next big malware attack.…

Whorsquo;s afraid of the big, bad botnet?

The dangers, and how to guard against them Broadcast - 11am BST  If you haven't had any of your key systems or services brought down by a DDoS attack, you can probably consider yourself lucky.…

SambaCry is coming

Not long ago, news appeared online of a younger sibling for the sensational vulnerability EternalBlue.

The story was about a new vulnerability for *nix-based systems – EternalRed (aka SambaCry). On May 30th our honeypots captured the first attack to make use of this particular vulnerability, but the payload in this exploit had nothing in common with the Trojan-Crypt that was EternalBlue and WannaCry.

Move Over, Mirai: Persirai Now the Top IP Camera Botnet

Mirai's success has spawned a flurry of similar IoT malware.