Botnet

Botnet cyberattack news, analysis and research. How MSSPs can stop, mitigate and/or blog botnet attacks against Internet infrastructure.

Hackers Use Prometei Botnet to Attack Microsoft Exchange Users

Cybercriminals leverage Prometei botnet to exploit Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities linked to the Hafnium cyberattacks, Cybereason says.

International Law Enforcement Cripples Emotet Bot Network

International law enforcement dismantle Emotet botnet, widely regarded as the world’s most dangerous & notorious malware operation.

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.