Avzhan DDoS bot dropped by Chinese drive-by attack

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0000

The Avzhan DDoS bot is back in the wild again, this time being dropped by a Chinese drive-by attack. In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into its functionality and compare the sample we captured with the one described in the past.

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Microsoft teams up with law enforcement and other partners to disrupt Gamarue (Andromeda)

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:06:44 +0000

Today, with help from Microsoft security researchers, law enforcement agencies around the globe, in cooperation with Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), announced the disruption of Gamarue, a widely distributed malware that has been used in networks of infected computers collectively called the Andromeda botnet. The disruption is the culmination of a journey that started in

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A state of constant uncertainty or uncertain constancy? Fast flux explained

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Although often seen as an illegal cybercriminal tactic, the methodology behind fast flux is actually far from evil. So how is it being abused? Read on to learn more.

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More trouble in Google Play land

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:41:36 +0000

After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found capable of adding affected mobile devices to a botnet.

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A week in security (October 9 – October 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:00:56 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from Monday, October 9 to Sunday, October 15. We presented our quarterly report, won security awards, and lots more.

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Botnets – the malware that makes you part of the problem [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Paul Ducklin| Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:12 +0000

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Five unsettling cyberthreats

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:39:46 +0000

Cyberthreats are typically boring, repetitive, and require a reasonably predictable remediation process. Here are 5 cyberthreats that if you’re not frightened by, you should be.

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5 Unsettling cyberthreats

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:39:46 +0000

Cyberthreats are typically boring, repetitive, and require a reasonably predictable remediation process. Here are 5 cyberthreats that if you’re not frightened by, you should be.

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How did the WannaCry Ransomworm spread?

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 14:00:45 +0000

Security researchers have had a busy week since the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that wreaked havoc on computers worldwide. How did it all happen?

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