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Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead
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Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead

The malware reportedly generated over two billion fraudulent bid requests, infected more than 65,000 unwitting devices, and spoofed more than 5,000 apps in just a week.

Hacker creates botnet which compromises 18,000 Huawei routers in 24 hours
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Hacker creates botnet which compromises 18,000 Huawei routers in 24 hours

The cyberattacker claimed to build the botnet by using an old vulnerability.

Russia has denied allegations of carrying out cyber attacks in Ukraine ahead of the Champions League final
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Russia has denied allegations of carrying out cyber attacks in Ukraine ahead of the Champions League final

Kremlin denied planning any cyber attack on Ukrainian state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev

Microsoft turns to Linux for improving security of internet-connected computing devices
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Microsoft turns to Linux for improving security of internet-connected computing devices

Microsoft once deemed the free, open-source Linux system as a threat to its intellectual property, but has changed its approach in recent years.

Former Rutgers University student and two others plead guilty to crimes connected to 2016 botnet attacks
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Former Rutgers University student and two others plead guilty to crimes connected to 2016 botnet attacks

The Mirai botnet was used to infect thousands of online devices including webcams, which its creators then turned into bots that attacked websites.

Android devices used for DDoS attack through WireX botnet targeting CDNs
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Android devices used for DDoS attack through WireX botnet targeting CDNs

The 'WireX' botnet comprises primarily Android devices running malicious applications and is designed to create a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Breakdown of Russian cyber criminal arrests in the US reveals a record high
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Breakdown of Russian cyber criminal arrests in the US reveals a record high

US action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow.

EternalRocks uses seven NSA tools leaked by the ShadowBrokers, WannaCry just used two
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EternalRocks uses seven NSA tools leaked by the ShadowBrokers, WannaCry just used two

A newly discovered malware, known as EternalRocks exploits the same vulnerability as WannaCry to spread, and may actually be more dangerous.

WannaCry ransomware: Govt activates mechanism to prevent cyber attacks; CERT-IN to collect info
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WannaCry ransomware: Govt activates mechanism to prevent cyber attacks; CERT-IN to collect info

The government on Sunday said it has activated a "preparedness and response mechanism" to prevent any major cyber attack from a new ransomware — "WannaCry" — which has infected computer systems around the world

Hajime botnet has infected almost 300,000 IoT devices, ready for large scale DDoS attack
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Hajime botnet has infected almost 300,000 IoT devices, ready for large scale DDoS attack

'Hajime', meaning 'beginning' in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Security Experts claims that takedown of Kelihos botnet will do little to stop spam
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Security Experts claims that takedown of Kelihos botnet will do little to stop spam

The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

One of the largest botnets in the world is being shut down after US authorities nab alleged owner
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One of the largest botnets in the world is being shut down after US authorities nab alleged owner

The Kelihos botnet enslaved between 25,000 to 100,000 PCs and was among the most prolific botnets in existence. It's owner has finally been arrested.

The Cyber Swachhta Kendra is a concrete step to tackle the alarming botnet situation in India
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The Cyber Swachhta Kendra is a concrete step to tackle the alarming botnet situation in India

The Cyber Swachhta Kendra launched by the IT Ministry, will go a long way in tackling the prevalence of botnets in India.

IT Ministry launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra for botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis
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IT Ministry launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra for botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis

The IT Ministry launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre to provide free anti-virus to computers and mobile phones.

Avalanche criminal network taken down in massive international operation
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Avalanche criminal network taken down in massive international operation

Avalanche was used for phishing campaigns, spreading malware, creating botnets, launching DDoS attacks and for money laundering operations.

Police hits one of the world's largest network of hijacked computers through coordinated raids
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Police hits one of the world's largest network of hijacked computers through coordinated raids

One of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, which is suspected of being used to attack online banking customers, has been taken down following police swoops in 10 countries, German police said on Thursday.

German politicians call for telecom and IT equipment makers to be held accountable for cyber attacks
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German politicians call for telecom and IT equipment makers to be held accountable for cyber attacks

Leading German politicians have called for IT and telecoms equipment makers to be held liable for cyber attacks, after a failed attempt to hijack consumer router devices caused widespread disruption for Deutsche Telekom customers.

Failed botnet attack causes internet outage for some Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany
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Failed botnet attack causes internet outage for some Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany

Deutsche Telekom said on Monday as many as 900,000, or about 4.5 percent of its 20 million fixed-line customers, suffered internet outages starting on Sunday and continuing into Monday, when the number of affected users began to decline sharply.

IoT Zombies are eating the Internet
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IoT Zombies are eating the Internet

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have always been a problem for popular hosted sites, but the ones from the last few weeks are different.

Recalls mount as US takes cybersecurity measures against IoT botnet DDoS attacks
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Recalls mount as US takes cybersecurity measures against IoT botnet DDoS attacks

US officials sought to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter cyber attacks that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix.