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Hajime Botnet Reaches 300,000 Hosts With No Malicious Functions

This is not the first IoT heavy botnet, Mirai takes that title, the interesting part is the Hajime botnet appears to be benign. So far no malicious functions have been detected in the codebase, other than the ability to replicate itself and block other malware, Hajime seems to have no DDoS or offensive mechanisms. Hajime […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Malware

Ending The Year With A 650Gbps DDoS Attack

It seems that 2016 has been the year of immense DDoS attacks, many coming from Mirai. This seems to be a newcomer though ending the year with a 650Gbps DDoS attack. The Dyn DNS DDoS attack that some speculated reached over 1Tbps was probably the biggest, but this isn’t that far behind and it’s bigger […]

Topic: Networking Hacking

Pirated ‘Watch Dogs’ Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet

Pretty smart idea this one, we wrote about Yahoo! spreading Bitcoin mining malware back in January, but we haven’t really seen any of that type of activity since then. But this, this is a much better target audience – gamers with high powered GPUs! Especially as this is one of most hyped ‘next-gen’ games for […]

Topic: Malware

Security Researchers Discover 4 Million Strong ‘Indestructible’ Botnet – TDSS/TDL

It’s been recently uncovered that there’s a HUGE botnet, which is extremely advanced and constantly evolving a variant of the ever popular (and usually quite advanced) TDL strain. We did write about a TDL variant earlier in 2010 – TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform. TDL itself has been around several […]

Topic: Malware, Windows Hacking

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS […]

Topic: Malware, Phishing, Spammers & Scammers

Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Bot Network For Hire

Another botnet herder bites the dust, the latest news in the malware arena is about David Anthony Edwards from Texas who has admitted he and his accomplice had offered tailor made malware and DDoS attacks for rent. 22,000 zombies is a reasonable number of bots for a herder to control on their own, and assuming […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

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