Botnet Detection

The recently uncovered “Black” botnet campaign using the Ramnit malware racked up 100,000 infections in the two months through July– but the offensive could just be a precursor to a much larger attack coming down the pike, according to researchers,

Twitter suspended more than 70 million fake accounts in May and June – about one million accounts a day, but its efforts to purge malicious and spam accounts may have contributed to a 9.8 percent plunge in its stock Monday,

Yet another variant of the Mirai botnet has appeared on the scene, but this one has a twist: The code is integrated with at least three exploits that target unpatched IoT devices, including closed-circuit cameras and Netgear routers. It also

Security researchers have discovered a large Satori botnet that is scanning the internet for exposed Ethereum cryptocurrency mining rigs. According to a blog post by researchers at Qihoo 360 Netlab, hackers are targeting port 3333. This is frequently used for

The world’s largest online marketplace for selling and lauching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks was shut down this week as part of Operation Power Off, an international investigation into the so-called site. The effort was led by the UK National

Criminals, like carpenters, hate to see a good tool go unused. It’s no surprise, then, that the Mirai botnet has been in action once again, this time in concert with other botnets and with targets in the financial sector. Insikt

A recently observed variant of the TrickBot banking Trojan has added a new module that can lock a victim’s computer for extortion purposes, Webroot reports. First observed in late 2016 and said to be the work of cybercriminals behind the

The Persirai backdoor allows more than 1000 IP camera models to be easily exploited and more than 120,000 devices are vulnerable to this backdoor. The backdoor was first discovered in the late 2016 after being involved in multiple high-profile DDOS

While automated attacks by a networked army of computers aren’t a new problem, the methods that botnets are using are getting more complex. They’re also increasing in number with the latest cybercrime report from ThreatMetrix suggesting that the number of

Before we get to best practices in botnet detection, let’s do a quick review of exactly what a botnet is. One of the most powerful ways to pursue any computationally challenging task is to leverage the untapped processing power of