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Microsoft, Partners, Feds Dismantle Trickbot Network Before Elections

How Microsoft, security companies & U.S. Cyber Command delivered Russian-linked Trickbot operation a serious blow.

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.

Mozi IoT Botnet: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

CenturyLink threat research & operations team Black Lotus Labs identifies Mozi, a malware family that uses a botnet to attack Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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.

Imperva Acquires Distil to Battle Bot Network Cyberattacks

Application and data security company Imperva acquires Distil Networks to detect and mitigate automated bot network cyberattacks.

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.

Symantec Launches Free VPNFilter Security Tool

Symantec unveils VPNFilter Check, a free online tool designed to help individuals and organizations determine if a router may be impacted by VPNFilter malware.

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.