Tag: Botnet

Twitter Botnet Is Responsible for the Hijacking of Cryptocurrency-Related Accounts

Cryptocurrency users may have noticed that there has been an influx of Twitter account hacks in the past week or so. One of the affected accounts was that of Vertcoin, although it was quickly recovered. It now seems a network of bots was behind these hacks. Twitter has confirmed that those bots successfully stole various identities over the course of three days. The Twitter Bot Problem Although bots are nothing new in the world of social …
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DressCode Android Botnet Remains Active 16 Months After Its Discovery

Botnets have proven to be a major pain in the rear for both security researchers and consumers. DressCode, one of the oldest Android botnets in existence, is still operational 16 months after it was initially discovered. This is a very real problem, as the malware opens a direct connection to infected phones. It is unclear why this solution still thrives in 2018, especially considering that most of the infected Google …
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The Reaper Is Grim – What to Expect From the Latest Botnet

Using a network of internet-connected devices, botnets efficiently steal data, deny services, send spam, and perform a bevy of other frustrating and destructive actions against unassuming users. Botnets aren’t the newest malware on the web, but they continue to be effective at spreading malicious code and gaining fame and fortune for their creators. In fact, just this month, Israeli and Chinese security firms identified what could develop into the largest …
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Juvenile Hacker Uses Same Skype ID for Botnet Activity and Job Hunting

Malware developers are often quite impressive when it comes to the new features they introduce. However, not all of these developers are the sharpest tools in the proverbial shed either. One individual in particular somehow managed to use the same Skype ID for applying to jobs and running a major Internet of Things botnet. This was not a smart idea, as it also allowed this person to be identified pretty easily. A Rookie Mistake by a …
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