A Russian computer hacker arrested over the weekend in Barcelona was apparently detained for his role in a massive computer botnet, and not for last year’s US presidential election hack as reported by the Russian media.
Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 32-years-old Russian computer programmer, suspected of operating the Kelihos botnet — a global network of over 100,000 infected computers that was
A Russian computer hacker and alleged spam kingpin was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday reportedly over suspicion of being involved in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in last year’s United States presidential election process.
36-year-old Pyotr Levashov from St. Petersburg was detained by police in Barcelona after US authorities issued an international arrest warrant for
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by major retailers around the globe.
Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the new botnet specialized in gift card fraud is an advanced persistent bot (APB) that has been spotted in the wild by cyber security firm Distil Networks.
It’s the Wild, Wild West out there when it comes to Distributed Denial of Service attacks(DDoS), and the IoT is not going to peace to the prairies. Brian Krebs, one of the leading cybercrime reporters, just published an epic takedown of the person behind the Mirai malware. Yes, that Mirai used to launch record-breaking DDoS […]
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The Star Wars Twitter botnet, the return of Lavabit, a critical Cisco Webex flaw, and the St. Louis Library ransomware story are discussed.
Researchers from the University College London have found a Twitter botnet of 350,000 bots that has been dormant since shortly after the accounts were registered.
Bad news for gamers!
It’s once again the time when most of you will get new PlayStations and XBoxes that continue to be among the most popular gifts for Christmas, but possibilities are you’ll not be able to log into the online gaming console, just like what happens on every Christmas holidays.
On 2014 Christmas holidays, the notorious hacker group Lizard Squad knocked the PlayStation
The biggest advertising fraud ever!
A group of hackers is making between $3 Million to $5 Million per day from United States brands and media companies in the biggest digital ad fraud ever discovered.
Online fraud-prevention firm White Ops uncovered this new Ad fraud campaign, dubbed “Methbot,” that automatically generates more than 300 Million fraudulent video ad impressions every day.
The German Public Prosecutor’s Office in Verden, in close cooperation with the FBI, Europol and other global partners, has smashed a worldwide botnet.
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Earlier this week coordinated law enforcement action took down the Avalanche fast-flux network. ESET has been assisting in the cleanup.
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