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  • Kelihos botmasters target Russian patriots to expand botnet

    25.08.2014

    The cyber crooks behind the Kelihos botnet are, once again, trying to swell the number of computers included in it.

  • New Gameover Zeus variant steadily rebuilds downed botnet

    15.08.2014

    It's already widely known that the Gameover Zeus gang, whose activity has been temporarily foiled by a successful multi-national law enforcement takedown in June, is trying to regain lost ground.

  • The weak links in an increasingly dynamic threat landscape

    05.08.2014

    The Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, released today at Black Hat, examines the “weak links” in organizations - outdated software, bad code, abandoned digital properties, or user errors - that contribute to the adversary’s ability to exploit vulnerabilities with methods such as DNS queries, exploit kits, amplification attacks, point-of-sale (POS) system compromise, malvertising, ransomware, infiltration of encryption protocols, social engineering and “life event” spam.

  • Mayhem malware ropes Linux, UNIX servers into botnets

    18.07.2014

    A new malware that researchers have dubbed Mayhem is being used to target Linux and Unix web servers and has so far compromised over 1,400 Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world, warn researchers from Russian Internet giant Yandex.

  • Botnets gain 18 infected systems per second

    17.07.2014

    "According to industry estimates, botnets have caused over $9 billion in losses to US victims and over $110 billion in losses globally.




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