Necurs, the world's largest spam botnet, is currently sending millions of spam emails that push an obscure cryptocurrency named Swisscoin.
A new variant of the Satori botnet has sprung back to life, and this one is hacking into Claymore mining rigs and replacing the device owner's mining credentials with the attacker's own.
In 2017, the number of command and control (C&C) servers used for managing IoT botnets has more than doubled, going from 393 in 2016 to 943 in 2017.
Experts believe that an experienced cybercrime group has created a botnet from compromised Linux servers and is using these systems to mine Monero, a digital currency.
A Manchester judge spared a UK teen who was behind a large number of DDoS attacks of any prison time, sentencing the youth to 16 months detention, suspended for two years.
The rise of the Satori botnet and the fall of the Andromeda (Gamarue) botnet are the main two factors that have led to a 50% growth of the Spamhaus Exploits Block List (XBL) during the past month.
Three men have pleaded guilty for their role in the creation of the Mirai malware and the use of the subsequent Mirai botnet to launch DDoS attacks on multiple targets across the Internet, according to documents unsealed today by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
The author of the BrickerBot malware has announced his retirement in an email to Bleeping Computer, also claiming to have bricked over 10 million devices since he started the "Internet Chemotherapy" project in November 2016.
A botnet made up of IoT devices is helping hackers mask attacks on web applications, acting as a relay point for SQL injection (SQLi), cross-site scripting (XSS), and local file inclusion (LFI) attempts.
Security researchers are raising the alarm in regards to a new botnet named Satori that has been seen active on over 280,000 different IPs in the past 12 hours.
The publication of proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code in a public vulnerabilities database has lead to increased activity from Mirai-based IoT botnets, Li Fengpei, a security researcher with Qihoo 360 Netlab, told Bleeping Computer today.
In one of the weirdest things you'll hear today, a spam botnet has been randomly selecting text from a Star Wars novel and sending it to victims, alongside with download links to online gambling apps.
A Pittsburgh judge sentenced a malware dev to two years probation and no prison time for his involvement with a spam botnet.
Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices.
Google has removed eight apps from the official Play Store that were infected with the Sockbot Android malware.
Malware families evolve on a daily basis, but some updates catch your eye more than others. Necurs has just gone through one of these "interesting" updates, according to US security firm Symantec.
Researchers at Akamai have identified a botnet of over 14,000 IP addresses used in malware distribution operations. The botnet is still up and running, and experts believe it will be hard to take it down because its operators are employing a clever technique called Fast Flux.