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Botnet Tweeting, Spamming Porn Shut Down

An adult-themed botnet was found by researchers and dismantled by Twitter last month. The Twitter-based botnet consisted of 86,262 bot accounts, and over the past six months blasted out 8.6 million tweets that attempted to…




Attackers are increasingly living off the land

The use of fileless threats and dual-use tools by attackers is becoming more common. There is an increased discussion around threats that adopt so called “living off the land” tactics. Attackers are increasingly making use…


IoT Devices Plagued by Lesser-Known Security Hole

Internet of Things devices are security-challenged enough, but they’re also being massively exposed on the public Internet – this time via MQTT communications, a researcher will show at Black Hat USA. An oft-forgotten 90s-era communications…



Police in Ukraine Blame Russia for NotPetya

Firms in Ukraine and beyond are still struggling to bring all systems back online following last week’s devastating outbreak of “NotPetya” malware. Authorities in Ukraine, where the outbreak began, have yet to fully detail related…