Botnet

Uptycs’ threat research team recently detected several variants of the Linux-based botnet malware family, “Gafgyt,”some of them re-used Mirai code.  Uptycs’ threat research team recently detected several variants of the Linux-based botnet malware family, “Gafgyt”, via threat intelligence systems and our in-house osquery-based sandbox. Upon analysis, we identified several codes, techniques and implementations of Gafgyt, […]

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Fileless malware and cryptominer attack rates grew by nearly 900% and 25% respectively, while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to WatchGuard. Q4 2020 also brought a 41% increase in encrypted malware detect…

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Netlab 360 experts discovered a new Mirai-based botnet dubbed ZHtrap that implements honeypot to find more victims. Researchers from Netlab 360 discovered a new Mirai-based botnet dubbed ZHtrap that implements honeypot to find more victims. ZHtrap propagates using four vulnerabilities, experts pointed out that the botnet mainly used to conduct DDoS attacks and scanning activities, […]

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Palo Alto researchers uncovered a series of ongoing attacks to spread a variant of the infamous Mirai bot exploiting multiple vulnerabilities. Security experts at Palo Alto Networks disclosed a series of attacks aimed at delivering a Mirai variant leveraging multiple vulnerabilities. Below the list of vulnerabilities exploited in the attacks, three of which were unknown issues: […]

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Ukraine ‘s government accused unnamed Russian traffic networks as the source of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defense websites. Today Ukraine accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks that targeted Ukrainian security and defense websites. The Ukrainian officials did not provide details about the attacks either the damage they have caused. “It was […]

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