Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm. reader comments 16 Share this story On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency…


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A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 12 Share this story Last week, Ars introduced readers to Hajime, the vigilante botnet that infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them. A technical…


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BrickerBot is a vigilante worm that destroys insecure IoT devices

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Spread the loveTweet A hacker called The Janitor has created multiple versions of a program called BrickerBot, a system that searches out and bricks insecure IoT devices. A researcher named…


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FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 36 Share this story Mass hacking seems to be all the rage currently. A vigilante hacker apparently slipped secure code into vulnerable cameras and other…


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BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 64 Share this story BrickerBot, the botnet that permanently incapacitates poorly secured Internet of Things devices before they can be conscripted into Internet-crippling denial-of-service armies,…


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