Just in time for IoT Day, the Mirai botnet is launching attacks with a new trick up its sleeve: a built-in bitcoin mining component.
The IBM X-Force team analyzed the Andromeda malware and determined that its operators have shifted their attention to the payment card industry.
The IBM X-Force team tracked the weaponization of IoT devices and found that the threat of so-called thingbots increased dramatically in 2016.
A distributed DDoS attack can now net fraudsters revenue that any private company would envy: Done right, attackers can reach 95 percent profit margins.
Researchers analyzed the code of the Mirai botnet spreader that uses Windows systems as its launching pad to learn more about its origin and functionality.
Security researchers discovered a Windows Trojan that spreads Mirai malware, identifies potential victims and provides an extra boost of processing power.
The botnet malware known as Ragebot, which notably uses IRC to control infected devices, has resurfaced with improved features.
IT leaders must be vigilant when using remote management software. Attackers can exploit these tools to infect devices with malware and build botnets.
Research firm CZ.NIC detected a sharp rise in attacks against Telnet ports, most of which originated from embedded devices, such as DVR installations.
The BASHLITE malware family targets IoT devices to create botnets capable of conducting DDoS attacks. One million endpoint devices were affected.