FritzFrog Botnet Breached 500 SSH Servers Since January 2020
FritzFrog peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet has breached secure shell servers (SSH) in the government, education and financial sectors, Guardicore research says.
Ransomware, Phishing, Botnets Top “Nastiest” Malware in 2019
Webroot’s Nastiest Malware list and research for 2019 emerges with these ransomware, phishing and botnets findings.
Reports: Notorious Emotet Botnet Returns After 90 days Dormant
The Emotet botnet has resurfaced after a 90 days hiatus and is spreading spam campaigns, Check Point Software said in its Global Threat Index for September 2019.
Trustwave Identifies ‘Chameleon’ Spam Campaign, Botnet
Managed security services provider (MSSP) Trustwave discovers the “Chameleon” phishing campaign, which involves the use of spam messages from across the globe.
U.S. Justice Dept Zaps Joanap Botnet Targeting Windows Machines
The U.S. Justice Department seeks to neutralize the Joanap botnet built by North Korean hackers that has for years infected Microsoft Windows machines worldwide.
Mirai Botnet Co-Author Sentenced to $8.6 Million Fine
The convicted co-author of the Mirai botnet must pay $8.6 million in damages for launching a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at Rutgers University.
NTT Adds Botnet Infrastructure Detection for Managed Security Services
NTT Security, a Top 100 MSSP for 2018, adds integrated network analytics technology into its Managed Security Services (MSS). The move detects and defends against cyberattacks launched on botnet infrastructure.
VPNFilter IoT Botnet Now Hitting Endpoints, More Router Models
The VPNFilter botnet, first reported by Cisco Talos researchers two weeks ago, may be considerably worse than originally thought. The malware has penetrated more routers and even endpoints.
FBI Seeks to Shut Down Massive VPNFilter Botnet; Russia Denies Cyberattack Plans
An IoT botnet called VPNFilter infects more than 500,000 devices worldwide — placing malware on routers & network attached storage hardware, according to Cisco’s Talos business. Russia denies involvement. FBI seeks to shut down botnet.