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Now that’s taking the p… Sewage plant ‘hacked’ to craft crypto-coins

Mining Monero on SCADA networks? Why can’t you kids be normal and just DDoS Updated   Infosec bods say they have uncovered what’s thought to be the first case of a major industrial control system network infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware.…

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Mounties nab Canadian woman, 27, in webcam hack shenanigans bust

Nefarious pervert hacks parlour cameras for heavy petting pwnage The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has nabbed a Canadian woman believed to have originated a botnet which she used to recreationally terrorise victims.…

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Apple updates XProtect to kill iWorm botnet threat

Apple has released an update for its XProtect anti-malware system which makes it detect three different version of the iWorm OS backdoor malware discovered last week by AV specialists from Dr. Web. …

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Will we ever can the spam monster?

An unending battle against email-borne nasties and botnets Spam may be the best known security threat in the world. Anyone with email or a Facebook account has experienced it, despite providers’ best efforts to block it from their inboxes.…

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Feds charge 30-year-old suspect alleged to be lord of Gameover botnet

Arrest warrant out as recommended clean-up site staggers under demand A US indictment has been unsealed against an alleged cybercrime mastermind following an FBI-led takedown operation that disrupted the internet infrastructure upon which the Gameover ZeuS botnet and the CryptoLocker ransomware had been running.…

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Feds hunt 30-year-old alleged to be lord of Gameover botnet

Arrest warrant out as recommended clean-up site staggers under demand A US indictment has been unsealed against an alleged cybercrime mastermind following an FBI-led takedown operation that disrupted the internet infrastructure upon which the Gameover ZeuS botnet and the CryptoLocker ransomware had been running.…

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Microsoft techies bust data centres, pull plug on Bamital botnet

Sorry about your servers, they fell down some stairs The Bamital web-search-hijacking botnet has been taken down by security researchers from Microsoft and Symantec with help from the Feds. The crack unit raided a number of data centres where the botnet’s servers were located.…

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Microsoft's study into unsecure supply chains leads to botnet disruption

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has disrupted the functioning of yet another botnet by effecting a takedown of a domain which was also hosting over 500 different strains of malware and has been linked…

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Arizona man goes to prison for selling access to botnets

Joshua Schichtel was sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling command-and-control access to and use of thousands of malware-infected computers. In addition to his prison term, Schichtel was ordere…

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