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Online retailers should prepare for a holiday season spike in bot-operated attacks

On the naughty list this year are a host of bad actors employing a huge variety of different bot attacks that can have a big impact on retail websites. Fortunately, there are steps cybersecurity professionals can take to mitigate the...

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Netacea launches malicious bot intelligence service to help customers tackle threats

Vendor says new service will offer insights into bot security threats and remediation advice based on marketplace research and dark web chatter.

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New peer-to-peer botnet Panchan hijacks Linux servers

The botnet built by the platform-independent worm malware currently enables cryptomining.

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How a new generation of IoT botnets is amplifying DDoS attacks

IoT botnets are not new. Nor are DDoS attacks. But the two are on a trajectory that is raising the stakes in DDoS protection and bot takeover prevention.

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Cryptomining botnet targeting Docker on Linux systems

LemonDuck crew deploy deceptive tactics to evade detection and anonymize mining operations.

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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.


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.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

The CSO identity management survival guide

This guide will help you communicate through the challenges of identity management, learn from success stories and discover the most valuable features of today's identity management tools.

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