Botnets are based on similar principles as legitimate clouds, but serve malicious business interests. Find out more about how botnets work and the right steps after having detected infected machines within your own network.
Malicious botnets present multiple challenges to enterprises — some threaten security, and others merely impact performance or web analytics. A growing concern in the bot environment is the practice of credential stuffing, which capitalizes on both a bot’s ability to automate repeat attempts and the growing number of online accounts held by a single user. As bot technologies have evolved, so have their methods of evading detection. This report explains how the credential stuffing exploit challenges typical bot management strategies, and calls for a more comprehensive approach.
This whitepaper gives a broad overview of the ways in which Akamai can help organizations bolster the security of their Web-based assets, with capabilities ranging across the application, network, and DNS layers, as well as solutions focused on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and business continuity.
With an estimated 500,000 'Internet of Things' devices using default security credentials it's little wonder that the recent Mirai botnet's DDoS attack was able to cause such widespread disruption. But it isn't just the average home-user that's at risk. Organizations like yours are being targeted with bespoke malware in order to compromise your network and add your servers and devices to malicious botnets.
This paper explains why these attacks are so successful, how a typical infection takes place and what security systems your organization should have in place to defend against botnet proliferation.
Until recently, security teams for organizations in many industries believed they didn’t need to worry about DDoS attacks, but the latest data from the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report indicates that businesses of all sizes in nearly every industry run the risk of being attacked.ą IoT devices are increasingly compromised, recruited into botnets, and offered up by their creators as for-hire DDoS services. Additionally, there are numerous DDoS tools and services that are easily accessible and easy to use, even for the untechnical novice.
2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.
In this whitepaper, get a detailed look at dangerous robot networks or “botnets,” such as Sobig, StormWorm and MayDay. Understand how their creators are constantly evolving these threats to prevent detection by traditional forms of security. Finally, learn how the MessageLabs solution provides unique protection against botnets.
In order to better understand where spyware is going, or more importantly, where it’s evolved from, we actually need to wind the clock back a lot further than may be first imagined; in fact, over fifteen years. If we look at the embryonic stages of the anti-virus industry, around sixteen years ago there were the first boot-sector viruses. It has taken this time for viruses as we’ve traditionally known them to evolve towards the more commercially viable, or intellectual-property-theft status that we now associate with contemporary viruses, a fact not realized by many. This whitepaper goes in-depth to discuss the history of spyware and its evolving future.
Certain types of diseases seem to only occur within certain national boundaries. Malware is not one of them. A formidable threat to enterprise security since the 1980s, cybercrime is a truly global phenomenon, and no business is safe from its reach.
A brief look at the history of malware attacks reveals a degree of variance within the virtual threat landscape that makes pinpointing and stopping such attacks extremely difficult.
As the historic virus examples illustrate, the malware problem has been and will continue to be a constant threat. Since an offensive line against cybercrime is not possible, enterprises need to prepare the best defense they can.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
IT environments have become much more vulnerable as enterprise mobility, cloud services and “bring-your-own-everything” have broken down the defensible perimeter and added layers of complexity to securing the enterprise. At the same time, the nature of cyber threats has changed dramatically. Threat actors are well organized and well funded, and many of them are known to be supported by nation states. They have sophisticated technical skills which allow these actors to create custom malware for very specific targets, and they are relentless in pursuit of their objectives. Moreover, almost anyone with a malicious intent can purchase malware and rent botnets on the Dark Web, lowering the bar for criminal entities, nation states, and terrorists to use cyber as a weapon of choice towards their intended purpose.
Published By: MX Logic
Published Date: May 21, 2008
Rootkits, Trojans, ransomware, Denial-of-Service and much more – this newly released white paper from MX Logic covers the everchanging security threat landscape. Learn what malicious intrusions are out there, how to identify them and how to keep your network safe.
The emergence of covert information theft as a key tactic of malware propagators. Most importantly, the paper highlights the crucial danger points for any business that doesn't defend itself against viruses which operate in the background.
Bots and botnets suck, so what better teaching aid to help people understand them than a vacuum cleaner? It can be extremely challenging to attempt to explain technical concepts to non-technical people. There are two goals for this presentation. Click on this white paper to read about it.
You spoke and we listened. Today’s advanced malware threats have you spending a lot of resources fighting an uphill battle. The answer is McAfee Advanced Threat Defense—so you can find, freeze, and fix threats.
During this webcast, GFI Senior Threat Researcher Chris Boyd discussed:How to identify botnets in your systems, how to remediate botnet malware, how to maximize protection against botnets and how to educate users to prevent infections.
Published By: Incapsula
Published Date: Jul 11, 2014
DDDoS attacks are bigger, smarter and more dangerous than ever. Incapsula's research shows that almost 33% of Network (Layer 3&4) DDoS attacks exceeded 20 Gbps. At the same time, DDoS botnets used to wage Application (Layer 7) attacks are up by 240% compared to 2013. This report details our findings and insights into the latest DDoS attack trends.