Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2024
Unraveling the truth behind the DDoS attack from electric toothbrushes

Several media reported that three million electric toothbrushes were compromised and recruited into a DDoS botnet. Is it true? The Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung first published the news of a DDoS attack, carried out on January 30, that involved three million compromised electric toothbrushes. The journalists reported that threat actors gained access to three million […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 17, 2024
FBI, CISA warn of AndroxGh0st botnet for victim identification and exploitation

U.S. CISA and the FBI warned of AndroxGh0st malware used to create a botnet for victim identification and exploitation in target networks. US CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn of AndroxGh0st malware. The malware is spreading to create a botnet for victim identification and exploitation in target networks. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2023
New InfectedSlurs Mirai-based botnet exploits two zero-days

Mirai-based botnet InfectedSlurs has been spotted exploiting two zero-day RCE flaws to compromise routers and video recorder (NVR) devices. Akamai warned of a new Mirai-based DDoS botnet, named InfectedSlurs, actively exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities to infect routers and video recorder (NVR) devices. The researchers discovered the botnet in October 2023, but they believe it has […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2023
Socks5Systemz proxy service delivered via PrivateLoader and Amadey

Threat actors infected more than 10,000 devices worldwide with the ‘PrivateLoader’ and ‘Amadey’ loaders to recruit them into the proxy botnet ‘Socks5Systemz.’ Bitsight researchers uncovered a proxy botnet delivered, tracked as Socks5Systemz, which was delivered by PrivateLoader and Amadey loaders. The name Socks5Systemz comes from the name of the unique login panel consistently present in […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 07, 2023
QakBot threat actors are still operational after the August takedown

Threat actors behind the QakBot malware are still active, since August they are carrying out a phishing campaign delivering Ransom Knight ransomware and Remcos RAT. In August, the FBI announced that the Qakbot botnet was dismantled as a result of an international law enforcement operation named Operation ‘Duck Hunt.’ Qakbot, also known as QBot, QuackBot and Pinkslipbot, is an […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 22, 2023
Experts warn of a 600X increase in P2Pinfect traffic

The experts warn of a surge in P2PInfect botnet activity since late August 2023, they are witnessing a 600x jump between September 12 and 19, 2023. In July 2023, Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers discovered a new peer-to-peer (P2P) worm called P2PInfect that targets Redis servers running on both Linux and Windows systems. The capability to target Redis servers running […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2023
Updated Kmsdx botnet targets IoT devices

Researchers spotted an updated version of the KmsdBot botnet that is now targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) discovered a new version of the KmsdBot botnet that employed an updated Kmsdx binary targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. KmsdBot is an evasive Golang-based malware that was first detected by […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2023
New AVrecon botnet remained under the radar for two years while targeting SOHO Routers

A new malware dubbed AVrecon targets small office/home office (SOHO) routers, it infected over 70,000 devices from 20 countries. Lumen Black Lotus Labs uncovered a long-running hacking campaign targeting SOHO routers with a strain of malware dubbed AVrecon. The malware was spotted the first time in May 2021, but has been operating under the radar for […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2023
New Condi DDoS botnet targets TP-Link Wi-Fi routers

Researchers discovered a new strain of malware called Condi that targets TP-Link Archer AX21 (AX1800) Wi-Fi routers. Fortinet FortiGuard Labs Researchers discovered a new strain of malware called Condi that was observed exploiting a vulnerability in TP-Link Archer AX21 (AX1800) Wi-Fi routers. “FortiGuard Labs encountered recent samples of a DDoS-as-a-service botnet calling itself Condi. It attempted to spread by exploiting TP-Link […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2023
New Tsunami botnet targets Linux SSH servers

Researchers warn of an ongoing Tsunami DDoS botnet campaign targeting inadequately protected Linux SSH servers. Researchers from AhnLab Security Emergency response Center (ASEC) have uncovered an ongoing hacking campaign, aimed at poorly protected Linux SSH servers, to install the Tsunami DDoS botnet (aka Kaiten). The threat actors behind these attacks were also observed installing other […]