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Dubbed Enemybot, the botnet appears to be the work of Keksec, an established cybercrime group that specializes in DDoS attacks and cryptocurrency mining. The malware was built using the source code of the Gafgyt (Bashlite) botnet – which leaked in 2015 – with some modules borrowed from the infamous Mirai botnet, including the scanner module […]

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The Qakbot botnet is getting more dangerous, sinking its fangs into email threads and injecting malicious modules to pump up the core botnet’s powers. On Thursday, Sophos published a deep dive into the botnet, describing how researchers have recently seen it spreading through email thread hijacking – an attack in which malware operators malspam replies […]

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A newly discovered botnet capable of staging distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeted unpatched Ribbon Communications (formerly Edgewater Networks) EdgeMarc appliances belonging to telecom service provider AT&T by exploiting a four-year-old flaw in the network appliances. Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360’s Netlab network security division, which detected the botnet first on October 27, 2021, called it […]

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