A Linux Botnet That Spreads Using Stolen SSH Keys

ZDNet is warning that Linux users need to watch out for "a new peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet that spreads between networks using stolen SSH keys and runs its crypto-mining malware in a device's memory." The Panchan P2P botnet was discovered by researchers at Akamai in...

Botnet That Hid For 18 Months

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Techinca: It's not the kind of security discovery that happens often. A previously unknown hacker group used a novel backdoor, top-notch tradecraft, and software engineering to create an espionage botnet that was largely...

FBI Operation Aims To Take Down Massive Russian GRU Botnet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has disclosed it carried out an operation in March to mass-remove malware from thousands of compromised routers that formed a massive botnet controlled by Russian intelligence. From a report: The operation was authorized by courts...

Trickbot Strikes Back

A notorious group of cybercriminals whose operations were almost totally dismantled last year seems to be back in business -- in yet another example of the seemingly intractable nature of cybercrime. Gizmodo reports: The Russian-speaking group known as "Trickbot"...