Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles: New, custom ransomware delivered to orgs via extremely targeted emails Ransomware campaigns are usually wide-flung affairs: the attackers send out as many malicious emails as possible and hope to hit a substantial number of targets. But more targeted campaigns are also becoming a trend. Getting a start on cyber threat hunting We live in a world where the adversaries will persist … More ?
An ad-hoc alliance of tech firms has managed to seriously cripple an Android-based botnet that was being actively used to DDoS multiple content providers. The botnet, dubbed WireX by the researchers, consisted of Android devices with malicious apps installed. In fact, in the wake of the discovery, Google has pulled some 300 such apps from Google Play, began removing them remotely from affected users’ devices, and blocked them from being installed. The malicious apps The … More ?
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Tech firms band together to take down Android DDoS botnet
The Play Store is looking buggier than ever A coalition of tech firms has taken down the WireX botnet, a malware network run predominantly off Android phones running subverted apps.…
Tech firms take down WireX Android botnet
Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles: Judge limits DOJ’s search of anti-Trump website data On Thursday, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled that DreamHost must comply with the narrowed warrant, but has further limited the government’s access to the asked-for data, in order to limit exposure of sensitive user information. Review: Securing the Internet of Things The authors do a good job explaining the … More ?
Is it the alt-right or anti-fascists? Most likely the latter Web hosting biz DreamHost has been largely crippled today by a distributed denial of service attack, bringing down most of its services.…
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DreamHost smashed in DDoS attack: Who’s to blame? Take a guess…
Newly released data shows that DDoS and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to Akamai’s Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report. Contributing to this rise was the PBot DDoS malware which re-emerged as the foundation for the strongest DDoS attacks seen by Akamai this quarter. In the case of PBot, malicious actors used decades-old PHP code to generate the largest DDoS attack observed by Akamai in the … More ?
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Here we go again: DDoS attacks on the rise!
After first wave attacks ended, thing-herders took aim at PlayStation, XBOX and Valve The Mirai botnet that took down large chunks of the Internet in 2016 was notable for hosing targets like Krebs on Security and domain host Dyn, but research presented at a security conference last week suggests a bunch of high-profile game networks were also targeted.…
Malware used to take down Linux Foundation and make millions A Russian man has been imprisoned for 46 months after admitting to using the Ebury malware to create a massive botnet for fun and profit.…
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Russian admits being Ebury botnet herder, now jailed for 46 months
Threats using SSL encryption are on the rise. An average of 60 percent of the transactions in the Zscaler cloud have been delivered over SSL/TLS. Researchers also found that the Zscaler cloud saw an average of 8.4 million SSL/TLS-based security blocks per day this year. “Hackers are increasingly using SSL to conceal device infections, shroud data exfiltration and hide botnet command and control communications. In fact, our study found that the amount of phishing attempts … More ?
Attackers can look legit while hitting APIs that make the most work for an app Netflix has identified denial of service threat to microservices architectures that it’s labelled “application DDoS”.…
‘App DDoS bombs’ that slam into expensive APIs worry Netflix