Daniel Kaye, a 29-year-old hacker known under the nicknames of BestBuy and Popopret, will appear in a UK court today to face hacking charges related to his activity as master of one of the biggest Mirai botnets ever assembled.
Security researchers from Akamai, Cloudflare, Flashpoint, Google, Oracle Dyn, RiskIQ, Team Cymru, and a few other companies have worked together to take down a DDoS botnet made up of Android devices.
A list of thousands of fully working Telnet credentials has been sitting online on Pastebin since June 11, credentials that can be used by botnet herders to increase the size of their DDoS cannons.
Last Friday, on August 4, a jury in the US found Fabio Gasperini, an Italian citizen, guilty of building a botnet that he used to hijack remote servers and surreptitiously click on ads for his personal profits.
Website-building service Wix.com was the subject of a massive cyber-attack in April 2016 when a botnet of rogue Chrome extensions was creating Wix websites to spread itself to new users.
A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking over 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom, according to several reports in the German press.
Simple statistics can tell you a lot about the state of security in a market niche. For example, if we'd said that just five passwords would grant you access to 10% of all the IoT devices available online, you'd be right to feel concerned.
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.