Malware, Network Security

Rogue AppEngine app

Security researchers at Arbor Networks have discovered a malicious application in Google's cloud-based application development environment, AppEngine, the security firm said in a blog post on Monday. The malicious application was acting as a command-and-control hub, used by cybercriminals to issue download instructions to zombie computers that make up a botnet, researchers said. Google shut down the rogue application shortly after being notified about it. — AM

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