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Botnet DDoS Attacks More Sophisticated Than Ever

Posted on November 1st, 2016.

  A new report by security firm Kaspersky Lab has revealed that as many as 67 countries’ resources and installations have been targeted by botnet-based DDoS attacks, in Q3 2016 alone. The world received a rude jolt of the increasing threat of cyberattacks when DNS provider Dyn was targeted in an unprecedented DDoS attack in October...



Botnet Ad Fraud Will Net Criminals $7.2 Billion in 2016

Posted on January 21st, 2016.

Ad-clicking swarms of computers in their botnets are clicking online ads and faking traffic, enough to the tune of an expected $7.62 billion this year, a study revealed. Here’s a scam that’s seldom heard of. A study by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) along with White Ops, a security vendor has revealed that scamming botnets...



Feds and White Hats Put the Brakes on Bank-Swindling Botnet – Dridex

Posted on October 14th, 2015.

Law enforcement agencies from around the world and private cybersecurity companies have come together to stop a far-reaching botnet that infected hundreds of thousands of computers every year to steal money from targeted banks. The mastermind behind malicious botnet has also been arrested. Multiple law enforcement agencies and several...



Chinese VPN Becomes International Botnet

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

Researchers have revealed that a commercial VPN provider based in China has been hacking legitimate Windows-based servers from around the world before proceeding to add them to its own network of over 1,500 servers. Malicious hacker groups are employing cunning new ways to launch cyber-attacks. Unveiling their findings at the Black Hat...

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