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.
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
Kremlin denied planning any cyber attack on Ukrainian state bodies and private companies ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Kiev
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
The Mirai botnet was used to infect thousands of online devices including webcams, which its creators then turned into bots that attacked websites.
The 'WireX' botnet comprises primarily Android devices running malicious applications and is designed to create a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
US action against suspected Russian cyber criminals has surged to a record high despite efforts by President Donald Trump to improve ties with Moscow.
A newly discovered malware, known as EternalRocks exploits the same vulnerability as WannaCry to spread, and may actually be more dangerous.
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', meaning 'beginning' in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.
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.
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 launched by the IT Ministry, will go a long way in tackling the prevalence of botnets in India.
The IT Ministry launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre to provide free anti-virus to computers and mobile phones.
Avalanche was used for phishing campaigns, spreading malware, creating botnets, launching DDoS attacks and for money laundering operations.
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
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.
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.
US officials sought to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter cyber attacks that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix.