[HackerNews] Ukraine Arrests Operator of DDoS Botnet with 100,000 Compromised Devices

Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Monday disclosed the arrest of a hacker responsible for the creation and management of a “powerful botnet” consisting of over 100,000 enslaved devices that was used to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and spam attacks on behalf of paid customers.
The unnamed individual, from the Ivano-Frankivsk region of the country, is also said to have

Source: Read More (The Hacker News)

You might be interested in …

[HackerNews] Researchers Warn of FontOnLake Rootkit Malware Targeting Linux Systems

All posts, HackerNews

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed a new campaign that likely targets entities in Southeast Asia with a previously unrecognized Linux malware that’s engineered to enable remote access to its operators, in addition to amassing credentials and function as a proxy server. The malware family, dubbed “FontOnLake” by Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET, is said to feature “well-designed […]

Read More

[SANS ISC] Video: Strings Analysis: VBA & Excel4 Maldoc, (Sat, Sep 25th)

All posts, Sans-ISC

I did record a video for my diary entry “Strings Analysis: VBA & Excel4 Maldoc“, showing how to use CyberChef to analyze a maldoc. If you are intested in CyberChef, I have more CyberChefs videos here.   Didier Stevens Senior handler Microsoft MVP blog.DidierStevens.com DidierStevensLabs.com (c) SANS Internet Storm Center. https://isc.sans.edu Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 […]

Read More

[HackerNews] Newly Discovered Bugs in VSCode Extensions Could Lead to Supply Chain Attacks

All posts, HackerNews

Severe security flaws uncovered in popular Visual Studio Code extensions could enable attackers to compromise local machines as well as build and deployment systems through a developer’s integrated development environment (IDE). The vulnerable extensions could be exploited to run arbitrary code on a developer’s system remotely, in what could ultimately pave the way for supply […]

Read More