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  • WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

    August 28, 2017

    Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you’re safe from malware? Think twice before believing it. A team of security researchers from several security firms have uncovered a new, widespread botnet that consists of tens of thousands of hacked Android smartphones. Dubbed WireX, detected as “Android Clicker,” the botnet ...

  • Two New Platforms Found Offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service to ‘Wannabe Hackers’

    July 14, 2017

    Cybercrime has continued to evolve and today exists in a highly organised form. Cybercrime has increasingly been commercialised, and itself become big business by renting out an expanded range of hacking tools and technologies, from exploit kits to ransomware, to help anyone build threats and launch attacks. In past few years, we have witnessed the increase in ...

  • MCMC probing cyber attacks on online trading platforms

    July 7, 2017

    The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into reports of suspected cyber attacks disrupting online trading at several local brokerages. The regulator said it was assisting the stock exchange in investigating the disruption, a report by Nikkei Markets said on Friday. This comes after several brokerages alerted clients that their online broking services had been ...

  • US Warns of ‘DeltaCharlie’ – A North Korean DDoS Botnet Malware

    June 14, 2017

    The United States government has released a rare alert about an ongoing, eight-year-long North Korean state-sponsored hacking operation. The joint report from the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided details on “DeltaCharlie,” a malware variant used by “Hidden Cobra” hacking group to infect hundreds of thousands of computers globally as part of its ...

  • DDoS Attacks Can Cost Businesses Up to $2.5M Per Attack, Report Says

    May 2, 2017

    The time to respond and mitigate DDoS attacks can be costly for companies, and some businesses can lose roughly $2.5 million on average per attack, a research report released today said. Neustar, an analytics firm that sees swathes of DDoS attack telemetry daily, boiled down some of the figures in a dispatch, its annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights ...

  • New Mirai Variant Carries Out 54-Hour DDoS Attacks

    March 30, 2017

    A variant of the Mirai malware pummeled a U.S. college last month with a marathon 54-hour long attack. Researchers say this latest Mirai variant is a more potent version of the notorious Mirai malware that made headlines in October, targeting DNS provider Dyn and the Krebs on Security website. The IoT botnet behind the DDoS attacks ...

  • Lloyds Bank Hit with DDoS Attack for Three Days Straight, Reasons Yet Unknown

    January 23, 2017

    Lloyds Bank was hit with a DDoS attack for three days straight as hackers tried to crash the website, managing to cause intermittent outages for customers on the personal banking websites. It seems that it all happened two weeks ago, starting on January 11 and ending on Friday 13, the Financial Times reports. The largest lender in ...

  • Old-School DDoS Attack on White House Site Planned on Trump’s Inauguration Day

    January 18, 2017

    A new online campaign that’s making the rounds these days calls for users to “occupy whitehouse.gov on inauguration day” as a form of protest against Donald Trump’s presidency. Published on Protester.io, the protest is basically a call for an old-school DDoS attack that would render the White House website completely useless due to overloading with too ...

  • Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

    January 18, 2017

    Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who found that the black hat fit better than the white. This long and fascinating investigation by Brian Krebs, the security researcher ...