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SentinelOne discovers new macOS malware threatening software integrity
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SentinelOne threat researchers identify malware macOS.Bkdr.Activator, spreading via illicitly modified versions of popular software, potentially threatening macOS users at an extensive scale.
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Cado Security reveals advanced P2Pinfect botnet variant targeting MIPS devices
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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Cado Security Labs unveils a sophisticated variant of the P2Pinfect botnet, targeting MIPS-based devices, including IoT products.
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Docker Engine API exploit launches DDoS attacks in OracleIV campaign
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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OracleIV campaign uses Docker Engine API exploit to deliver malicious Docker containers for executing DDoS attacks.
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Check Point reveals Global Threat Index with Formbook as top malware
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Cybersecurity leader Check Point unveils Global Threat Index, identifying Formbook as September's dominant malware.
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Secureworks identifies malicious Qakbot ransomware campaign
Wed, 30th Aug 2023
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Secureworks' Counter Threat Unit researchers have long maintained active monitoring of the botnet and detected the disruption activity on August 25.
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Research follows comeback of infamous botnet Emotet
Fri, 7th Jul 2023
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ESET Research has published a summary of what happened with the Emotet botnet since its comeback after a limited takedown.
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Botnet detection market to be US$11 billion by 2032: FMI
Wed, 1st Mar 2023
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The adoption of botnet detection is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 33.6% from 2022 to 2032; hence measures must be undertaken to mitigate bot traffic.
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Killnet software given to pro-Russian hacktivists - Radware
Thu, 2nd Feb 2023
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Passion Botnet, a DDoS-as-a-Service offered by the Passion Group, has been used in attacks targeting medical institutions across multiple countries.
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Nozomi Networks Labs identifies impacts on 2022 threat landscape
Thu, 4th Aug 2022
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Nozomi Networks' latest research reveals wiper malware, IoT botnet activity, and the Russia/Ukraine war as key threats in 2022.
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New vulnerabilities found in Nuspire’s Q1 2022 Threat Report
Thu, 19th May 2022
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Nuspire's Q1 2022 Threat Report reveals surge in threat actor activity as new vulnerabilities emerge. Mirai, STRRAT and Emotet see a resurgence.
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Use of malware, botnets and exploits expands in Q1 2022
Thu, 12th May 2022
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Malware, botnet, and exploit activity increased in Q1 2022, according to a report by managed security services provider Nuspire.
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Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Wed, 26th Jan 2022
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Software vendors experience largest year-on-year growth at 146% in 2021, according to Check Point Research's Security Report.
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Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
Fri, 14th Jan 2022
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In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
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Ransom DDoS attacks surged in final quarter of 2021 - report
Wed, 12th Jan 2022
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Ransom DDoS attacks increased by 29% YoY and 175% QoQ in the last quarter 2021, according to new research from Cloudfare.
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New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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Sophos warns of a surge in cyberattacks exploiting the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability, with attempts exceeding hundreds of thousands so far.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Quantity, size and complexity of DDoS attacks on the rise - report
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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DDoS attacks are on the rise, with increased quantity, size, and complexity, according to the Lumen Technologies Q3 DDoS Report.
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Ransomware has increased tenfold in one year, FortiGuard Labs finds
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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Ransomware attacks escalate in 2021, hitting critical infrastructure; Fortinet urges AI-powered defense.
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IoT botnets: Perspectives from a residential router
Tue, 23rd Mar 2021
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Surprisingly, a vast volume of malicious traffic can reach a residential device, writes Radware head of research Daniel Smith.
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Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Tue, 9th Feb 2021
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Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged by 768% in 2020, driven by remote working and COVID-19, according to a report by ESET.
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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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Sophos presents a 20-year retrospective of cyber-threats, from the Worm Era to the Monetisation Era and the current Ransomware Era.
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2020's nastiest malware revealed
Wed, 28th Oct 2020
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Phishing, botnets, and ransomware are the top cybersecurity threats of 2020, taking advantage of the global pandemic, according to Webroot.
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Revealed: Imperva publishes research on decade old botnet, responsible for millions of attacks
Tue, 27th Oct 2020
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Imperva Research Labs has revealed findings of a six-month intensive investigation into a botnet that has been exploiting CMS vulnerabilities.
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Microsoft takes legal action to disrupt botnet and combat ransomware
Wed, 14th Oct 2020
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Microsoft disrupts Trickbot botnet, one of the world's most prolific distributors of malware and ransomware, in major operation.