Tag: Botnet

Europol and US authorities bust 34 DDoS attackers and 101 suspects

Since the emergence of Mirai IoT botnet, there have been a noticeable increase in DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) and it looks like authorities are eager to take on culprits behind these attacks. In a statement released by Europol’s press service on Monday, it has been announced that Europol itself and with the help of US and other European law enforcement agencies 34 culprits have been arrested and 101 suspects “interviewed and cautioned.”

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An Unknown Botnet Is Launching Daily DDoS Attacks for the Last 10 Days

Since November 23, an unidentified group has been using a massive botnet to launch large DDoS attacks on a daily basis, targeting a small number of targets concentrated on the US west coast.

According to Cloudflare, a company that among other things provides DDoS mitigation services, the attacks aren’t linked to a variant of the Mirai malware that was used in recent months to create massive botnets and launch similar DDoS attacks.

Read the full article on Bleeping Computer

Upgraded Mirai botnet disrupts Deutsche Telekom by infecting routers

A new version of Mirai — a malware that’s been enslaving poorly secured IoT devices — has found a new victim: vulnerable internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom. The spread of the new strain of Mirai has caused internet connection problems for close to a million Deutsche Telekom customers, the company reported on Monday [November 28, 2016].

Read more on CSO Online