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Miners on the Rise

Over the last month alone, we have detected several large botnets designed to profit from concealed crypto mining. We have also observed growing numbers of attempts to install miners on servers owned by organizations. When these attempts are successful, the companiesrsquo; business processes suffer because data processing speeds fall substantially.
The malware behind the largest mobile botnet to date has evolved.
The Onliner spambot, Google's forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.
The alleged mastermind behind attacks on Lloyds and Barclays has been extradited back to the UK.
DAILY VIDEO: Google removes malicious WireX DDoS botnet apps from Play Store; Microsoft Surface PCs gain ground in the enterprise; Microsoft promises affordable mixed-reality gear for the holidays; and there's more.

The Active Directory Botnet

It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix.

Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin explain how and why an attacker could build an entire botnet inside your organization.
Google removes over 300 Android apps from the Play Store that were secretly being used to launch WireX DDoS attacks.
In one of our previous articles, we analyzed the NeutrinoPOS banker as an example of a constantly evolving malware family.

A week after publication, this Neutrino modification delivered up a new malicious program classified by Kaspersky Lab as Trojan-Banker.Win32.Jimmy.
Akamai, Cloudflare, Flashpoint, Google, Oracle Dyn, RiskIQ, Team Cymru, and others teamed up to combat the Android-targeting WireX botnet.
WireX was being used to launch DDoS attacks against targets in multiple industries; Google removes 300 botnet-related apps from Play Store.
The Play Store is looking buggier than ever A coalition of tech firms has taken down the WireX botnet, a malware network run predominantly off Android phones running subverted apps.…
A large botnet of Android devices called WireX is responsible for large-scale application-layer DDoS attacks against businesses in the hospitality, porn and gambling industries.