Zyxel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:46:15 +0000

In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices. This week, security researchers said they spotted that same vulnerability being exploited by a new variant of Mirai, a malware strain that targets vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale attacks and as proxies for other cybercrime activity.

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Zxyel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:46:15 +0000

In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices. This week, security researchers said they spotted that same vulnerability being exploited by a new variant of Mirai, a malware strain that targets vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale attacks and as proxies for other cybercrime activity.

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:13:03 +0000

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others.

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‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 04:14:18 +0000

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the “Satori” botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices that was built to conduct massive denial-of-service attacks targeting Internet service providers, online gaming platforms and Web hosting companies.

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4 Lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 15:59:32 +0000

The Department of Energy was subject to a DDoS attack that caused major disruptions in their operations. Is the smart grid ready for such an attack? Here are the lessons we can take away from the event.

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How 5G could impact cybersecurity strategy

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 16:00:00 +0000

With 5G wireless on the horizon, what will businesses need to do to secure their devices and networks?

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Miners snatching open source tools to strengthen their malevolent power!

Credit to Author: Anant Pulgam| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:02:51 +0000

From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. One of the ways to earn cryptocurrencies is to mine them. Nowadays cryptocurrency miner malware have become hot attack vectors for cybercriminals due to its ease of deployment and instant…

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This Week in Security News: 5G Security and Tax Scams

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:11 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about cybersecurity and data concerns in 5G. Also, learn about cybercriminal threats during tax season. Read on: Securing Enterprises for 5G Connectivity For the advantages of…

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