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Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet

After weeks of turf war, two cybercriminals seem to have found a new way to take control and expand the the infamous Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.29.16
News

Senator Wants to Classify Insecure Internet of Things Devices As 'Harmful'

Sen. Mark Warner is asking the FCC whether poorly secured Internet of Things devices should not be allowed on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.16
DYN

Twitter Account Shows Mirai Botnets Using Your Security Camera In Cyber Turf War

Huge armies of infected devices are attacking everyone. Even each other.
Janus Kopfstein
10.22.16
News

Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today

An army of hacked Internet of Things devices could be one of the reasons why your internet sucks today.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.21.16
News

Criminal Hackers Have Launched a ‘Turf War’ Over the Internet of Shit

The malware behind powerful cyberattacks-for-hire services keeps spreading to new devices.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.18.16
News

Internet of Things Malware Has Apparently Reached Almost All Countries on Earth

Almost all countries on earth now have Internet of Things devices infected with Mirai.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.16
News

The Internet of Things Sucks So Bad Even ‘Amateurish’ Malware Is Enough

The malware that powered the “Botnet of Things” behind one of the largest cyberattacks ever isn’t even that great, and that’s exactly why we should be worried.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.16
security

Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack

The Internet of Things-infecting malware that launched a historic DDoS attack is now free for anyone to use.
Janus Kopfstein
10.2.16
News

How 1.5 Million Connected Cameras Were Hijacked to Make an Unprecedented Botnet

As many predicted, hackers are starting to use your Internet of Things to launch cyberattacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.29.16
Hacking

In the Future, Hackers Will Build Zombie Armies from Internet-Connected Toasters

As more shit gets connected to the internet insecurely, more criminals will turn it into a botnet to launch cyberattacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.16
News

How the FBI Took Down the Botnet Designed to Be ‘Impossible’ to Take Down

The feds and their partners share details of the operation that took down GameOver Zeus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.12.15
News

Your Tool to Access Netflix Content Abroad Is Hijacking Your Internet Connection

If you’re a user of the free VPN Hola, your connection can be bought and used by others.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.28.15
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