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What is a botnet? When infected devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised to launch DDoS attacks, spread phishing spam, mine bitcoin, and more.

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TrickBot operators slowly abandon the botnet and replace it with Emotet

Researchers believe the group behind TrickBot are moving the infected devices it controls to the newer, more difficult to detect Emotet malware.

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Google disrupts major malware distribution network Glupteba

The botnet take-down is believed to be temporary as the criminal group has a backup command-and-control mechanism based on Bitcoin blockchain.

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Cybercriminals bypass 2FA and OTP with robocalling and Telegram bots

The automated bots are highly successful because they effectively emulate legitimate service providers.

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Botnet attacks on APIs: Why most companies are unprepared

The use of botnets to target applications for illegal and unethical purposes is growing, yet implementation of bot detection tools and best practices lags.

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TrickBot returns with campaign against legal and insurance firms

The new iteration of the TrickBot botnet, which had enabled Ryuk and other ransomware attacks, uses malicious links in emails rather than rogue email attachments.

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Law enforcement takes over Emotet, one of the biggest botnets

Multi-national cooperation removes this key malware delivery service as a threat, at least temporarily.

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InterPlanetary Storm cross-platform P2P botnet infects computers and IoT devices

IPStorm's ability to infect Android, macOS and Windows devices as well as those that are Linux-based makes it much more dangerous.

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