Loosely attended smart home appliances may be platforms for cryptocurrency mining scams, a researcher with the firm IOActive warns.
Researchers at the security firm CheckPoint are warning that code to attack a vulnerability in Huawei HG532 home routers has been leaked online and is linked to attacks by the Satori botnet.
Three men have pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for their role creating and renting out the Mirai botnet, which launched damaging denial of service attacks against the U.S. firm Dyn and other online properties, the website Krebs on Security reports.
In this 67th episode of The Security Ledger Podcast, we talk with Bob Rudis of the firm Rapid7 about KRACK, a security hole that affects most wi-fi hotspots. Also: Or Katz of Akamai talks about that company’s work analyzing fast-flux botnets, which have become like AirBnB for cyber criminals looking for a place to host malicious networks. Finally: Tim Jarrett of Veracode tells us how a single security hole in an open source library found its way into millions of applications.
Research from the firm Akamai finds cyber criminals are marrying vulnerable home routers to sophisticated “fast flux” command and control tools to create long-lived, cyber criminal infrastructure.