botnet

Instagram

Hackers Are Selling Botnets and Stolen ‘Fortnite’ Accounts Over Instagram

As hacking and gaming communities continue to intersect, some hackers are selling access to botnets and likely stolen Fortnite, Spotify, and other online accounts on Instagram.
Joseph Cox
10.1.18
wasted

A New Internet of Things Botnet Originated on 'Grand Theft Auto' Servers

Attackers said “God’s wrath will be employed against the IP that you provide us.”
Mack DeGeurin
2.15.18
Internet Insecurity

The Hackers Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks in History Plead Guilty

Three men plead guilty to being the creators and operators of the Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.17
cryptocurrency

At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency for Hackers So Far This Year

2017 is on track to easily beat 2016.
Jordan Pearson
9.12.17
CAPITALISM

This Russian Vending Machine Will Sell You Fake Instagram Likes

100 likes will cost you just $.89.
Louise Matsakis
6.6.17
Mirai

Mining Bitcoin With Toasters Is the Dumbest Use of the Mirai Botnet

Good job.
Jordan Pearson
4.11.17
News

Locky Ransomware Hackers Are On Extended Vacation For Some Reason

For mysterious reasons, one of the most successful and dreaded ransomware campaigns has been dormant for weeks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.17
News

Internet of Things Hackers Target Anti-Spam Service—And Fails To Take It Down

The hacker who’s been claiming a monopolistic control over the Mirai botnet tried to take down the well-known anti-spam Spamhaus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.16
News

Wannabe Hackers Are Willing to Pay To Learn How To Use the Mirai Botnet

Everyone wants to try the new shiny malware that can take down websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.16
News

You Could Be Mining This Cryptocurrency Without Knowing It

Hackers are cashing in on Zcash.
Jordan Pearson
12.12.16
News

Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

One of the hackers who’s trying to monopolize the Internet of Things botnet Mirai found a new way to build a massive botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.16
News

Hackers Say Knocking Thousands of Brits Offline Was an Accident

The hackers who built a new, improved, Mirai botnet strike again, knocking thousands of British internet users offline—by mistake.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.16