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New IoT botnet launches stealthy DDoS attacks, spreads malware - 0 views

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    "A new botnet is actively targeting IoT devices using payloads compiled for a dozen CPU architectures and uses them to launch several types of DDoS and to spread various types of malware. The Dark Nexus botnet as it was named by the Bitdefender researchers who discovered it has gone through a very fast development process since it was initially spotted."
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Major cyber attack disrupts internet service across Europe and US | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "DDoS attacks are also becoming more common. Brian Krebs, an independent security researcher, observed earlier this month that the "source code" to the Mirai botnet had been released by a hacker group, "virtually guaranteeing that the internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices""
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The Mirai Botnet Isn't Easy to Defeat | WIRED - 0 views

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    ""It's accelerating because there's a wide-open, unprotected landscape that people can go to," says Chris Carlson, vice president of product management at Qualys. "It's a gold rush to capture these devices for botnets.""
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Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Researchers at Incapsula have discovered a botnet that runs on compromised CCTV cameras. There are hundreds of millions, if not billions, of these in the field, and like many Internet of Things devices, their security is an afterthought and not fit for purpose. "
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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The significance of the attack on Krebs is that it looks as though many of the attacks on him came from large numbers of enslaved devices - routers, cameras, networked TVs and the like. "Someone has a botnet with capabilities we haven't seen before," says Martin McKeay, Akamai's senior security expert. The DDoS arms race has just moved up a gear."
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BBC News - Spanish police arrest masterminds of 'massive' botnet - 0 views

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    Crime never pays...
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BBC News - New iPhone worm can act like botnet say experts - 0 views

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    Technology: iPhone Firms involved: Dutch Online Bank ING. SE issues: Privacy Policies & Standards Securities
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Hackers are selling powerful cyber weapons to anyone with the money to buy them - 0 views

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    "This person or group, who go by the names BestBuy and Popopret, recently spammed an ad to folks on Jabber, an instant messaging service. They offered to perform a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on whomever their client(s) wanted, and they backed up their offer by claiming to wield the ability to perform some of the strongest DDoS attacks ever seen. Recent events in the history of the internet show us that these kind of attacks - if these hackers indeed have the power they claim - can wreak internet havoc by blocking user access to a range of some of the web's most popular destinations."
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How Much of the Internet Is Fake? - 0 views

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    "Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was "bots masquerading as people," a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube's systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event "the Inversion.""
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Volunteers create world's fastest supercomputer to combat coronavirus | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "According to Folding@Home, the organisation that runs the distributed computing effort, the combined power of the network broke 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second - or one "exaflop" - on 25 March."
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