Attacks against smart devices are surging, with both old and new threats targeting connected devices that remain largely unsecured, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
Questions are being raised about whether remote-access and testing tools from a mysterious company called Breaking Security are made and sold by cyber criminals, after the tools have been widely adopted as a turnkey solution for setting up and running botnets, according to Cisco Talos.
A new, extremely evasive botnet has been discovered that takes unique leverage of command and control servers and can completely take over an enterprise device to execute any type of code it wishes, from ransomware to trojans to data extraction, according to researchers at endpoint and mobile security firm Deep Instinct.
BitDefender has identified a new fast-spreading IoT botnet called Hide and Seek that has the potential to perform information theft for espionage or extortion.
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.