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OMG! Mirai malware variant turns IoT devices into proxy servers

NEWSBYTE: Researchers discover that IoT devices are being used to anonymise hackers Security researchers have discovered a new variant of the Mirai malware that turns...
Three plead guilty in US to developing Mirai botnet

Three plead guilty in US to developing Mirai botnet

Hackers go up before US federal court charged with creating Mirai botnet used in massive DDoS attacks. Three men have pleaded guilty to creating the...
Malwar! Hajime IoT botnet fights back against Mirai

Malwar! Hajime IoT botnet fights back against Mirai

A new malware worm known as Hajime has infected as many as 10,000 IoT devices, but has so far caused no damage. Discovered by security...
Mirai malware repurposed to mine Bitcoins with IoT devices

Mirai malware repurposed to mine Bitcoins using slave IoT devices

Criminals have added code to the Mirai malware that targets IoT devices to mine Bitcoins. IT security researchers have discovered a module added to the...
kaspersky research new windows mirai spreader

Kaspersky: Windows Mirai bot traced to China

Researchers at IT security firm Kaspersky Lab have claimed new findings in the battle to shut down Mirai botnets and warned of a Mirai crossover between...
Security researcher claims to unearth hacker behind IoT Mirai botnet

Security researcher claims to unearth hacker behind IoT Mirai botnet

A security researcher has claimed to have found the identity of a hacker behind the Mirai botnet that used thousands of IoT devices to...
IoT security

Is IoT’s dubious security past coming back to haunt it?

Jan van Vliet, VP and GM EMEA at Digital Guardian, examines the link between the Internet of Things’ (IoT) poor security track record and...
Shop Direct selects AI-powered Cognito to automatically detect cyber threats

Botnet attack on one website costs IoT device owners $300k

A University of California, Berkeley Report reveals that the cost of malware- and botnet-affected devices could run into millions of dollars for their owners. A...
casino fish tank iot security breach

Hackers steal casino’s customer data via connected fish tank

NEWSBYTE CEO of cybersecurity company Darktrace, Nicole Eagan, has shared details of an embarrassing casino data breach. The anecdote appears to epitomise the flaws...

Security: Why you should worry about unsecured IoT devices – Mozilla

The BIG READ. Mozilla has published the full version of its long-awaited Internet Health Report 2018. Chris Middleton looks at what it has to...
‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ haunting Intel, AMD and ARM chips

Serious security flaws ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ haunting Intel, AMD and ARM chips

Major tech firms are rushing to patch critical bugs, dubbed ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’, found in their processors before they can be exploited. Researchers from Google’s...
Satori malware code made public by hackers

Satori malware code made public by hackers

Researchers warn that now that it has been made public, the Satori malware code could be used in new botnets. Code used in the Satori malware (a varient of...
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