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  • Security complexity and internal breaches are key concerns

    30.07.2013

    Growth in external hacking attempts, DDoS and malware attacks, and internal threats to data are the key security concerns for UK businesses.

  • TOR-based botnets on the rise

    25.07.2013

    Keeping their botnet's C&C centers online is crucial for bot herders, so that they can keep taking advantage of the computers they zombified.

  • Large Pony botnet controller discovered

    03.07.2013

    Every once in a while we get to peek into the lion’s den, this time we’ll be checking out a fairly large instance of the Pony botnet controller, containing a large amount of stolen credentials and other goodies.

  • Current cybercrime market is all about Cybercrime-as-a-Service

    02.07.2013

    The cybercrime market is constantly evolving, and it is currently full of knowledgeable individuals who have focused on their core competencies to offer services to those who have not the skills, patience or time to make what they want or need for their criminal exploits.

  • Researchers reveal tricks for Cutwail's endurance

    25.06.2013

    While some botherders have opted for the arguably much safer P2P architecture in order to assure their botnets' resilience, others are still clinging to the standard distributed C&C option.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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