A new variant of the Mirai botnet was used to attack at least three financial institutions earlier this year using a variety of compromised consumer and enterprise level IoT products.
The number of malicious bots circulating around the internet and impacting website performance increased by 9.5 in 2017, accounting for 21.8 percent of all traffic, according to a new report today from bot detection and mitigation firm Distil Networks, based on data collected from its global network.
A newly discovered variant of Mirai botnet malware forces infected devices to act as proxy servers capable of protecting the anonymity of cybercriminals engaging in illegal activities.
Security researchers have found a new botnet that uses flaws connected to the Satori botnet and uses hosting services running multiplayer versions of Grand Theft Auto to infect IoT devices.
The malicious actors behind the Scarab ransomware have rolled out a new variant, one that uses a different distribution method and ransom threat in order to infect computers and ensure payment.
The code that exploits a flaw in Huawei a router that enables these devices to be turned into botnets to push Satori and Brickerbot has been publicly posted on Pastebin.
A trio of campaigns, jointly known as the Hex-Men Trio, that are going after SQL Servers has been identified by Guardicore Labs.
Three men have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to the creation of the Mirai Internet of Things botnet malware, variants of which have been used in a series of debilitating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
In much the same way a forgotten land mine can cause injury years after it was planted and forgotten, researchers are noticing the Ramnit worm popping up on mobile devices two years after its main users were taken down.
Microsoft's already battered Office 365 is once again being targeted, this time by KnockKnock, a botnet attack designed to specifically victimize the office productivity software suite.
The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
Symantec researchers said a new error-reporting capability and screen grab functionality indicates that Necurs attackers are trying to obtain operational intelligence.
Cryptocurrency miners have increased their use of mining tools that utilize central processing unit (CPU), and to a lesser extent graphic processing units (GPU) specifically those targeting enterprise networks.
Botnets built exclusively from IoT devices have very much become a 'thing - thingbots - and they are now becoming a primary infrastructure for a future darknet according to a report from cybersecurity firm F5 Networks.
International cooperation across all levels of government and law enforcement with those agencies working closely with the cybersecurity industry is the only way to bring down cybercrime operations, an FBI official said at Black Hat 2017.
The security firm Radware has come across two new forms of Denial of Service (DOS) malware that is attacking and bricking Internet of Things devices for as yet unknown reasons.
A newer and more potent version of Mirai malware was used last month to pummel an unnamed U.S. college with a 54-hour long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Russian national Maxim Senakh agreed to a plea deal on March 28 that could place him in prison for up to five years, paying restitution, and also being fined of up to $250,000 for creating and spreading the Ebury botnet.
As bad bots increasingly take up a greater share of internet traffic, are data centres providing the roads?
Trend Micro is reporting a new threat to Linux-based Internet of Things devices that is specifically able to exploit a specific vulnerability in surveillance cameras made by AVTech.
Cybersecurity researchers MalwareHunterTeam has uncovered a new botnet malware type it has dubbed GhostAdmin that is alive and working in the wild.
With reports of outages to customers of Post Office broadband and TalkTalk, the attack that that nearly a million Deutsche Telekom customers over the weekend appears to have made its way to the UK's shores.