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Sextortion is rampant as botnet sends emails demanding bitcoins as ransom

The decade-old botnet, called Phorpiex or Trik, carries out the campaign by sending persuasive emails to victims.

17 Oct 2019 8:25 AM

Mirai botnet hacker ordered to pay USD 8.6 million in damages

Paras Jha was one of three people responsible for the Mirai Botnet, a network of more than 100,000 infected internet-connected devices.

29 Oct 2018 8:13 AM

Russian pleads guilty in US to operating Kelihos botnet

Levashov was arrested in Spain in April 2017 and the Justice Department announced in February that he had been extradited to the US.

13 Sep 2018 10:48 AM

New botnet infects 20,000 devices, uses P2P communication

Dubbed Hide N' Seek, it can also carry out data exfiltration, code execution and interference with a device's operation.

08 Feb 2018 2:34 PM

Mirai botnet came into existence to gain 'advantage in Minecraft'

A US court ruled out Minecraft as the major reason for the Mirai botnet’s existence.

17 Dec 2017 4:52 PM


Magala Trojan cashes-in at the expense of small businesses

Criminals infect their victims’ computers with the Magala Trojan Clicker, generating fake ad views, making up to $350 from each machine.

19 Jul 2017 8:15 PM

2017 witnessed 5,000-fold decrease in largest spam botnet mailings

Kaspersky Lab's spam traps detected over 35 million fraudulent mail shots but in March 2017 that number fell to almost 7,000

04 May 2017 8:57 PM

300,000 obeying devices: Hajime is conquering the Internet of Things world

The botnet has recently been propagating extensively, infecting multiple devices worldwide

01 May 2017 4:11 PM

Vending machine botnet took university hostage

The campus internet connection was taken hostage — thanks to an IoT-based malware that hit the most irrelevant connected system, a vending machine.

14 Feb 2017 3:21 PM