A new report released today shows that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased dramatically in the first two quarters of 2018 compared to 2017. The increase in attacks is being attributed to large scale botnets being created by attackers using insecure IoT devices.
Mirai and Gafgyt, two of the best known IoT botnets, have forked once again, but the new variants peek at the corporate sector for creating or replenishing their denial-of-service resources for distributed attacks.
Big changes on the IoT malware scene. Security researchers have spotted a version of the Mirai IoT malware that can run on a vast range of architectures, and even on Android devices.
A malware author has built a huge botnet comprised of over 18,000 routers in the span of only one day.
Security researchers have spotted a new variant of the Mirai malware that focuses on infecting IoT and networking equipment with the main purpose of turning these devices into a network of proxy servers used to relay malicious traffic.
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).
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.
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.
Embedi, a hardware security firm, has published details about two vulnerabilities that have yet to be patched in the firmware of D-Link routers. This marks the second incident of this sort in the last five days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
German police announced today that fellow UK police officers have arrested a suspect behind a serious cyber-attack that crippled German ISP Deutsche Telekom at the end of November 2016.