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Destructive Malware Botnet “Emotet” Is Making A Comeback

Emotet, a deadly malware botnet, has started a new spam email campaign after being underground for nearly four months, a security researcher confirmed to ZDNet. According to Raashid Bhat, Emotet is sending spam emails that are laced with malware attachments and/or download links to malware embedded files. Emotet is fully back in action and spamming. …

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IoT botnet creator cops plea to hacking more than 800,000 devices

Getty Images | Marilyn Nieves A 21-year-old Washington man has pleaded guilty to creating botnets that converted hundreds of thousands of routers, cameras, and other Internet-facing devices into money-making denial-of-service fleets that could knock out entire Web hosting companies. Kenneth Currin Schuchman of Vancouver, Washington, admitted in federal court documents on Tuesday that he and …

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French ‘cybergendarmes’ take down huge cryptomining botnet

French police have managed to take down a botnet of more than 850,000 computers that were being used to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. The operation, led by a team from France’s C3N digital crime-fighting center dubbed “cybergendarmes,” targeted the botnet after being tipped off earlier this year to its existence by antivirus firm Avast Software s.r.o., the BBC reported last …

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Anti-fraud tool Ads.txt looks vulnerable in botnet scam revelation

Third-party measurement and authentication company DoubleVerify announced Thursday that it identified an exploit in Ads.txt, giving way to concern over the effectiveness of the industry-accepted fraud-fighting tool for programmatic ad buying and selling. DoubleVerify estimated that had the exploit not been detected, the scammers could have diverted between $70 million and $80 million of advertisers’ spending …

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