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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...
‘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...
BrickerBot creator Janit0r has retired

BrickerBot creator Janit0r ‘retires’ after bricking over 10 million IoT devices

Alleged Brickerbot creator Janit0R stands down from hectic career of compromising IoT devices.  Janit0r, the alleged creator of BrickerBot, a piece of malware designed to...
Andromeda IoT botnet dismantled by international cyber taskforce

Andromeda IoT botnet dismantled by international cyber taskforce

As the Andromeda botnet gets dismantled, another steps forward to take over the job of infecting IoT devices.  Law enforcement agencies around the world have...
Protect IoT data, not IoT devices, says Verizon

Protect IoT data, not IoT devices, says Verizon

Securing IoT implementations may involve concentrating on protecting data rather than devices, according to Verizon. In many cases, it makes more sense to prioritize IoT...
Reaper IoT botnet proves less virulent than expected

Reaper IoT botnet proves less virulent than expected

Reaper madness fails to materialize, with the spread of the new malware not as extensive as originally estimated, claim Arbor Networks researchers.  The Reaper malware...
Homehacker could turn LG appliances into spy kit for hackers

Homehack could turn LG appliances into spy kit for cyber criminals

Check Point researchers warn that criminals could turn vacuum cleaners and dishwashers from LG into equipment for espionage.  Researchers at IT security company Check Point have...