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KmsdBot goes down

Updated on 2022-12-01: KmsdBot goes down Akamai researchers said they found a bug in the C&C communication system used by the KmsdBot cryptomining botnet that allowed them to crash the malware on all infected systems worldwide. Read more: Accidentally Crashing a Botnet Updated on 2022-11-30: Akamai Researchers Inadvertently Crash Botnet While monitoring the KmsdBot cryptomining …

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RapperBot Botnet DDoS Attack

Updated on 2022-11-18: RapperBot Fortinet researchers say that a botnet called RapperBot, which they first spotted back in August, launching brute-force attacks in an attempt to expand their numbers, has been recently repurposed to launch DDoS attacks. According to current data, these attacks appear to target gaming servers and are a continuation of a similar …

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OceanLotus APT32 behind Torii IoT Botnet

Updated on 2022-11-15: OceanLotus attacks Chinese security firm QiAnXin published a report on Monday about recent attacks of OceanLotus, a Vietnamese state-sponsored group, that have targeted Chinese organizations through 2021. The report details the group’s use of three zero-days, one in an unnamed antivirus product and two zero-days in an unnamed workstation management system. QiAnXin …

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Cloud9 Chrome Botnet Spread

Updated on 2022-11-09 Cloud9, a new Chrome browser-based botnet, was found leveraging malicious extensions to pilfer online accounts, inject malicious JavaScript code and ads, log keystrokes, and enroll the victim’s browser in DDoS attacks. Read more: Malicious extension lets attackers control Google Chrome remotely Overview Zimperium researchers took a deep dive into Cloud9, a malicious …

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DDoS attack by Mirai botnet

Updated on 2022-10-14: Large DDoS attack In its quarterly threat report for Q3 2022, Cloudflare said it mitigated a large-scale DDoS attack that reached a massive 2.5 Tbps, launched by a Mirai botnet variant and aimed at the Wynncraft Minecraft service. Read more: Cloudflare DDoS threat report 2022 Q3 Overview Cloudflare claimed to have thwarted …

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8220 gang

Updated on 2022-10-17 SentinelOne said last week that 8220 Gang, an infamous cybercrime group that is known for targeting cloud-based infrastructure for cryptomining attacks, has updated its infrastructure and attack methods and is now targeting misconfigured versions of Docker, Apache, and WebLogic servers. In a previous report in July, SentinelOne said the gang infected more …

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Chaos Cross-Platform Malware Botnet

Updated on 2022-09-30 Researchers from Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs “recently uncovered a multifunctional Go-based malware that was developed for both Windows and Linux.” Dubbed Chaos, the malware uses infected devices for cryptomining and launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Note While Chaos appears to have roots in the Kanji malware, it is considerably more advanced. This …

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