A new Zerobot variant spreads by exploiting Apache flaws

Microsoft spotted an upgraded variant of the Zerobot botnet that spreads by exploiting Apache vulnerabilities. Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) researchers discovered a new variant of the Zerobot botnet (aka ZeroStresser) that was improved with the capabilities to target more Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The IT giant is tracking this cluster of threat activity […]

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Glupteba botnet is back after Google disrupted it in December 2021

The Glupteba botnet is back, researchers reported a surge in infection worldwide after Google disrupted its operation in 2021. In December 2021, Google announced it has taken down the infrastructure operated by the Glupteba botnet, it also sued Russian nationals Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov for creating and operating the botnet. The blockchain-enabled botnet has been […]

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MCCrash botnet targets private Minecraft servers, Microsoft warns

Microsoft announced that a botnet dubbed MCCrash is launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against private Minecraft servers. Microsoft spotted a cross-platform botnet, tracked as MCCrash, which has been designed to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against private Minecraft servers. The IT giant tracks this cluster of activity as DEV-1028. The experts report that the botnet […]

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GoTrim botnet actively brute forces WordPress and OpenCart sites

Researchers discovered a new Go-based botnet, dubbed GoTrim, attempting to brute force WordPress websites. Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researchers spotted a new Go-based botnet, dubbed GoTrim, that has been spotted scanning and brute-forcing WordPress and OpenCart websites. The botnet was named GoTrim because it was written in Go and uses “:::trim:::” to split data sent and received […]

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Breaking the silence – Recent Truebot activity

Since August 2022, we have seen an increase in infections of Truebot (aka Silence.Downloader) malware. Truebot was first identified in 2017 and researchers have linked it to a threat actor called Silence Group that is responsible for several high-impact attacks on financial institutions in several countries around the world. There are claims by other researchers […]

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New Go-based botnet Zerobot exploits dozens of flaws

Researchers discovered a new Go-based botnet called Zerobot that exploits two dozen security vulnerabilities IoT devices. Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researchers have discovered a new Go-based botnet called Zerobot that spreads by exploiting two dozen security vulnerabilities in the internet of things (IoT) devices and other applications. “This botnet, known as Zerobot, contains several modules, including self-replication, attacks for different protocols, […]

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All You Need to Know About Emotet in 2022

For 6 months, the infamous Emotet botnet has shown almost no activity, and now it’s distributing malicious spam. Let’s dive into details and discuss all you need to know about the notorious malware to combat it. Why is everyone scared of Emotet? Emotet is by far one of the most dangerous trojans ever created. The malware […]

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