Tag Archives: Botnet

Vulnerabilities in Realtek SDK put IoT devices at risk

[German]Security researchers at IoT Inspector have found multiple vulnerabilities in a Realtek SDK that allow unauthenticated attackers to fully compromise a device and execute arbitrary code with the highest privileges. The SDK is used by many OEMs to implement WiFi … Continue reading

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Bitdefender discovers new botnet Dark_nexus

[German]Security researchers from Bitdefender have discovered a new IoT based DDoS botnet and named it Dark_nexus. The authors advertise it on Youtube. The whole thing could become quite dangerous for the currently busy internet. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

VPNFilter botnet tries a comeback, focuses on Ukraine

[German]Cyber criminals are trying to rebuild a router-based VPN botnet (VPNFilter) after the first variant was shut down by U.S. authorities. The attack is attributed to Russia's state-run APT28 group, which plans to attack Ukraine's IT infrastructure after the UEFA … Continue reading

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Warning: Dridex botnet addresses Word zero day vulnerability

User of Microsoft Word should be rather careful, because there is a zero day vulnerability within Microsoft Word. Now Dridex botnet sends millions of spam e-mails to users, containing malware attachments, addressing this Microsoft Word zero day exploit. Advertising

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WordFence uncovers WordPress botnet–operated from a German hacker?

Security specialists from WordFence has discovered a botnet running on WordPress installations. The developer tries to inject the code for the bots into WordPress sites. WordFence firewall has deteted this intrusion attempts. The botnet has been used for DDOS attacs … Continue reading

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