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The 21-year-old has been jailed for running a botnet and selling malware in the Dark Web.
Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, carry out DDoS attacks and more - and a campaign distributing it is targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services
Electronics tutor's taunts come back to haunt him An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm ...
New Mexico man pleads guilty to directing cyberattacks against his prior employers, business competitors, and law enforcement agencies.
A man had admitted to disrupting domains belonging to former employers, competition, and law enforcement agencies.
In 2018, we can expect that these attacks are only going to become more frequent and intense. Operations security (OPSEC) specialists in the know are putting this type of breach at or near the top of their priority lists.
Member of vDos booter 'taken advantage of' by vDos crew Brit teen Jack Chappell has avoided being sent to prison after pleading guilty to helping launch DDoS attacks against NatWest, Amazon and Netflix, among others.…

Jack of all trades

Among this array of threats we found a rather interesting sample – Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi.

This Trojan boasts a complicated modular architecture that means it can conduct a variety of malicious activities: mine cryptocurrencies, annoy users with constant ads, launch DDoS attacks from the affected device and much more.
Jha rule-breaker confesses IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer A former New Jersey college student has copped to helping create and run the massive Mirai DDoS botnet.…
The Bitcoin industry is now one of the top 10 most-targeted industries for DDoS campaigns. Price manipulation could be one goal, Imperva says.
100,000 devices infected in 60 hours by strain that targeted ZyXEL devices.
Being enthusiastic shoppers just like many other people around the world, at Kaspersky Lab we are, however paranoid enough to look at any Internet of Things (IoT)-device with some concern, even when the price is favorable.
So we randomly took several different connected devices and reviewed their security set up.