Security researchers from Pen Test Partners have discovered a new vulnerability that could allow the Mirai IoT worm to survive between device reboots, allowing the creation of a permanent IoT botnet.
In a US-CERT report released yesterday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have published IOCs about a malware family known as DeltaCharlie, used by North Korea to create its private DDoS botnet.
The author of the Rakos malware has built himself a nicely-sized botnet, according to a post today by Renato Marinho of Morphus Labs.
A malware developer suspected of operating out of China is in control of a botnet of 15,000 compromised Windows Server machines, which he uses to mine for various crypto-currencies, and primarily Monero.
US officials successfully extradited a 30-year-old Italian man for his role in creating and running a botnet of hacked servers.
The ever-growing Hajime botnet is starting to worry security researchers as the botnet has reached a massive size, estimated at 300,000 infected devices.
A new botnet is slowly building critical mass on the back of unsecured webcams and IP cameras, currently mass-scanning the Internet for vulnerable devices.
Just like Wifatch and Hajime, the BrickerBot malware is also the work of a vigilante grey-hat, who goes online by the name of Janit0r, a nickname he chose on the Hack Forums discussion boards.
A Russian malware author is using codified tweets to start and stop DDoS attacks against desired targets. The DDoS attacks are launched from the computers of infected users using a peculiar piece of malware, which the attacker is spreading via a booby-trapped file named "driversUpdate.exe."
Hajime, an IoT malware strain discovered last October, appears to be the work of a vigilante who has set out to take over and neutralize as many smart devices as possible before other botnets like Mirai can get ahold of them.
The Kelihos botnet is no more. Or at least that's what authorities hope happens, after attempting to bring it down three times in the past, but to no avail.
For around a week at the end of March, one of the many versions of the Mirai malware was spotted delivering a Bitcoin-mining module to its infected hosts, which typically are routers, DVRs, and IP cameras.
A Chinese company that manufactures white-labeled DVRs still hasn't patched a security flaw that's been targeted by IoT botnets for over a year.
Security researchers from ESET have discovered a new malware called Sathurbot that relies on malicious torrent files to spread to new victims and carries out coordinated brute-force attacks on WordPress sites.
What appears to be a new version of the Mirai malware was behind a massive DDoS attack that targeted an unnamed US college and lasted for 54 hours straight, reports cyber-security firm Incapsula, who was providing DDoS mitigation service for the affected college.
The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet.
A botnet specialized in gift card fraud is using the infrastructure of nearly 1,000 websites to check the balance of several types of electronic gift cards in order to defraud legitimate card owners.
The Necurs botnet is back and active again, but instead of spreading the Locky ransomware or the Dridex banking trojan, its operators are engaged in a spam scheme that tries to boost a company's stock market price artificially.
A new malware strain named Imeij has been detected in the wild targeting equipment made by Taiwanese manufacturer AVTech. According to Trend Micro researchers, the malware is exploiting a security flaw which AVTech engineers failed to patch in October 2016.