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Hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices are powering massive botnets and cybercriminals are offering DDoS attacks as a service. A total of 900,000 ZyXEL routers took down Deutsche Telekom users last week.

Published in Internet of Things

Arrests and searches in five countries have resulted in the takedown of a botnet known as Avalanche that has been behind phishing attacks and about 20 different malware variants over the last decade.

Published in Security
Friday, 04 November 2016 11:01

IoT botnet used in DDoS attack on Liberia

Malicious attackers have used the freely available Mirai malware to launch a distributed denial of service attack on the small African nation of Liberia, a security researcher says.

Published in Security

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