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US cyber command appears to have lost war on botnet
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Where are the French when you need them?

The US military appears to have failed in its operation to temporarily disrupt what is described as the world's largest botnet — one used also to drop ransomware, which officials say is one of the top threats to the 2020 election.

IoT botnet reaching Godzilla standards
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Monday, 23 October 2017 11:22

IoT botnet reaching Godzilla standards

No one does anything

A huge botnet which is based around internet of things devices is getting so big it will be able to apply for UN membership and get its version of “Botnet’s got talent”.

Russian spammer fears death if he is extradited
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The US military will torture him for Putin's secrets

Russian hacker and alleged spam kingpin Peter Levashov, who was arrested in Spain on a US warrant, said that if he is extradited to the US he will be tortured and dead in a year.

Internet of things causes university to tumble
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:08

Internet of things causes university to tumble

“Don't keep all of your IoT networks in one basket”

Yesterday the security team of a university’s IT staff faced an uphill struggle attempting to identify the origins of a campus-wide internet takeover that was eventually discovered as an assault coordinated through web-capable vending machines and other connected devices.

Hire your own botnet
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Monday, 28 November 2016 15:28

Hire your own botnet

The Christmas present for the person who has everything

If you are looking for a Christmas present for the hacker who has everything, why not hire them a IoT botnet to play with?

The rise of the Linux botnets
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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:57

The rise of the Linux botnets

Who says botnets are just for stupid Windows people?

Kaspersky Lab is warning that the Linux botnet is not only a thing but it's a thing on the rise.

Friday, 28 October 2011 10:40

Microsoft clears a Czech


Writes its own name on the back

Wednesday, 29 June 2011 12:37

Kaspersky dubs rootkit a killer

TDSS, TDL-4 most complex and sophisticated tool
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 12:06

Spam is down by a third


Microsoft action is to blame
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:00

New botnet comes to the fore

Beware of the Darkness