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Since the publication of the Mirai botnet source code, there has been a race to enslave more and more IoT devices by hackers and bot-herders.
Zyklon HTTP is a botnet that is currently being sold on the Darknet, HackForums and available on a number of member only communities. This botnet supports Tor for anonymization and comes loaded with a number of additional features. It allows its users to execute various types of DDoS attacks, data theft and fraud. It also features secure operation mechanisms to detect other malware and assure its availability.
In a move to combat the government of Thailand’s strategy to implement central control of the nation’s Internet, Anonymous has launched OpSingleGateway. OpSingleGateway is in reaction to the Thai government’s plan to consolidate 10 Internet gateways in the country into a single, centralized gateway controlled by the government. The centralized gateway would give the government the ability to control, intercept and arrest any person not complying with Internet laws.
The infamous Mirai botnet was responsible for the top three DDoS attacks in 2016, against Brian Krebs, OVH and DynDNS.
While record-breaking volumetric DDoS attacks flash in the headlines, low profile Denial-of-Service attacks continue to hit business worldwide.
The purpose was to inject malware and enslave new devices, thereby turning them into a botnet for future attacks. This attempt failed and the routers where not infected. Yet, the devices crashed due to an overload caused by the attack.
The financial services industry once again finds itself under cyber-attack, this time the victim of their own digital tellers. In recent weeks, banks in Russia, United Kingdom, Taiwan and other countries have suffered from mega breaches originated in compromised ATMs.