DOJ, international law enforcement disrupt massive RSOCKS botnet

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An international operation involving the U.S. Department of Justice alongside law enforcement officials in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom…

Europol says it disabled FluBot botnet infecting 'huge' number of devices

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The European Union’s law enforcement agency announced Wednesday that an operation involving 11 countries led to its recent takedown of a…

FSB's Fronton DDoS tool was actually designed for widespread 'massive' fake info campaigns, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens May 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In March 2020, a Russian hacktivist group published a dozen documents showing that the Russian Federal Security Service was seeking technology…

Ukrainian cybercriminal sentenced to four years in U.S. prison for credential theft scheme

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Ukrainian man convicted in February of trafficking in stolen username and password credentials was sentenced to four years in federal…

Group behind Emotet botnet malware testing new methods to get around Microsoft security

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 26, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The hackers behind Emotet — one of the longest-tenured and most prolific malware variants dating back to 2014 — have been…

US says it disrupted Russian botnet 'before it could be weaponized'

Written by Joe Warminsky Apr 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. government disrupted a botnet attributable to Russia’s GRU intelligence agency before it could be used for malicious purposes, Attorney…

Sandworm-linked botnet has another piece of hardware in its sights

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Botnet activity that drew loud warnings last month from U.S. and U.K. cybersecurity agencies has expanded to a second type of…

DDoS Operator Arrested by the Ukrainian Police

As my colleague Cezarina explained in a previous article, a botnet is a network of infected computers or other internet-connected devices, that communicate with each other in order to perform the…

DirtyMoe Botnet Returns With Undetectable Threat Profile

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – DirtyMoe Botnet Returns With Undetectable Threat Profile The malware botnet known as DirtyMoe has been around since at least 2016, but its newest version…