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2020 saw a surge in malware, ransomware and botnets - report
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to overhaul their defence strategies, according to Fortinet's Global Threat Landscape Report.
Bitdefender reveals new botnet which 'puts others to shame'
New 'dark_nexus' IoT botnet outstrips predecessors in complexity, says Bitdefender.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide
Check Point unveils 2020 Cyber Security threats; rampant cryptomining and targeted ransomware surge.
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting eCommerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.
Australia, NZ and Singapore in cybercriminal firing line
Oz, NZ, and SG under siege from cyber threats, with firms facing 1.5m weekly malware attempts, says Zscaler.
2018 sees 1,500% increase in coinmining malware - report
eSentire report: Coinmining malware surged 1500% in 2018 amid crypto boom, botnets up 500%.
FBI disrupts multiple botnets as part of anti-fraud operation
FBI and F-Secure tackle '3ve' fraud, dismantle botnets that used 1.7m IPs for ad scam.
Security cameras – a latent botnet network?
In a comparison of 16 indoor and outdoor IP surveillance cameras, researchers found only one well-protected device.
Exclusive: Why botnets will swarm IoT devices
Botnets evolve into 'swarmbots', posing new cyber risks.
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
DDoS attacks dip as cybercriminals pivot to crypto mining; schools remain key targets.
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot's 'Nastiest Malware' list warns of botnets, ransomware and cryptomining menaces in 2018.
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
New Xbash malware devastates servers with no fix post-ransom, as Unit 42 links it to Iron Group.
2018 proves to be a mixed bag of severe cyber threats, report finds
Cyber attacks surge in 2018; businesses struggle as attackers reap rewards, says Fortinet report.
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Multi-purpose malware surge as botnets evolve, Kaspersky finds.
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
DDoS botnets attacked online resources in 74 countries in Q2 2018, reveals Kaspersky Lab report. Hong Kong now ranks second among the most attacked countries.
APAC to lead market growth in botnet detection solutions and services
Asia Pacific will experience a 36% CAGR for botnet detection solutions and services, exceeding growth rates in North America and Europe.
Asia Pacific nations undeniably caught up in botnet traffic - report
China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Australia amongst the top five Asia Pacific countries sending out the most malicious internet traffic.
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
Chinese websites targeted in drive-by download attack that drops DDoS bot
Chinese sites hit by old Avzhan bot in drive-by malware spree.
IoT bank attacks on show at INTERPOL's Digital Security Challenge
INTERPOL hosts first Vienna cyber drill, simulating an IoT-driven bank heist to hone global response skills.
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
the IoTroop botnet: Could it be the next 'cyber hurricane'?
The rapid evolution of ‘IoTroop’ is happening much faster than the Mirai botnet; and it is enslaving IoT devices at a faster rate too.