Botnet news stories
Use of malware, botnets and exploits expands in Q1 2022
"As zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities among companies like Google and Microsoft come to light, threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics."
Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Software vendors saw the largest year-on-year growth in 2021 at 146%, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of the organisation.
Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
Ransom DDoS attacks surged in final quarter of 2021 - report
Ransom DDoS attacks increased by 29% YoY and 175% QoQ in the last quarter 2021, according to new research from Cloudfare.
New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Sophos has provided new threat intelligence following the reporting of the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability.
Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
Quantity, size and complexity of DDoS attacks on the rise - report
"DDoS attacks are rampant, and the frequency doesn't seem to be slowing down."
Ransomware has increased tenfold in one year, FortiGuard Labs finds
“We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyber attacks affecting thousands of organisations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cyber crime."
IoT botnets: Perspectives from a residential router
Surprisingly, a vast volume of malicious traffic can reach a residential device, writes Radware head of research Daniel Smith.
Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged during 2020, and their severity should not be underestimated.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
2020's nastiest malware revealed
"Cybercriminals are relying on same old tricks to secure their financial treats, because they continue to be successful."
Revealed: Imperva publishes research on decade old botnet, responsible for millions of attacks
Imperva Research Labs has revealed findings of a six-month intensive investigation into a botnet that has been exploiting CMS vulnerabilities.
Microsoft takes legal action to disrupt botnet and combat ransomware
Microsoft has announced it took action to disrupt a botnet, Trickbot, one of the world's most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of malware and ransomware.
2020 saw a surge in malware, ransomware and botnets - report
“There has never been a clearer picture than now, of why organisations need to adjust their defence strategies going forward to fully take into account the network perimeter extending into the home."
Bitdefender reveals new botnet which 'puts others to shame'
The botnet, which Bitdefender has dubbed ‘dark_nexus’ based on a string it puts in its banner, boasts new features and capabilities that ‘put to shame’ most other IoT botnets and malware that the cybersecurity has seen.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide
28% of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets, while the rise of 20% of incident response cases were targeted ransomware attack.
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting eCommerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.
Australia, NZ and Singapore in cybercriminal firing line
"Cybercriminals continue to develop new, more sophisticated attack methods, and they are carrying them out with astonishing frequency."
2018 sees 1,500% increase in coinmining malware - report
This issue will only continue to grow as IoT forms the foundation of connected devices and smart city grids.
FBI disrupts multiple botnets as part of anti-fraud operation
Ad fraud ring 3eve used botnets to generate nearly 30 million dollars in fraudulent ad revenue.
Security cameras – a latent botnet network?
In a comparison of 16 indoor and outdoor IP surveillance cameras, researchers found only one well-protected device.