Tag Archives: botnet

Password Reuse Botnet – Daily Security Byte EP. 265

Botnets are best know for DDoS attacks, where they generate huge floods of traffic that overwhelm their victims. However, newer botnets are slowing down their attacks to try stolen passwords on banking and e-commerce sites. Watch today’s video for a reminder of why not to reuse your password everywhere.

(Episode Runtime: 1:44)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59U-9N597Lg

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

#OpNasaDrones Hack – Daily Security Byte EP. 210

A hacking group calling themselves AnonSec claims to have hacked NASA’s network, and shared a 250GB dump of NASA drone data to back up the claim. Meanwhile, NASA says the data is public, and claims they can’t find evidence of a breach. Whether or not AnonSec’s story is fiction, I think you can learn from it. Watch today’s Byte episode to learn how.

(Episode Runtime: 3:44)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0DABSVg5rA

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Attacker DDoSes the Internet – Daily Security Byte EP. 190

Can hackers knock out the Internet? Probably not, but it look like attackers tried to disrupt DNS recent by launching a distributed denial of service attack against the root DNS servers. Watch today’s video to learn how the IT community can make it harder for attackers to launch reflected attacks.

(Episode Runtime: 4:04)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3BbYBb4hl4

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Evasive Ponmocup Botnet – Daily Security Byte EP. 185

From an attacker’s perspective, the best botnet is the one you’ve never heard of, since the authorities won’t know what to take down. Using that measure, Ponmocupa botnet recently detailed by the security group Fox-ITis pretty successful, considering it has hung around over nine years and infected over 15 million victims. Watch today’s episode for more on this elusive new botnet.

(Episode Runtime: 5:36)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGGgYErnNVs

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Botnet Tool Leaked – Daily Security Byte EP.110

A group of malware researchers wants the security community to know about a recent botnet tool that has leaked on the underground. Watch today’s episode to learn about this tool, and why this leak will result in an increase in botnet activity. I also cover a few updates about the Hacking Team breach.

(Episode Runtime: 2:06)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iPkwkGo1K0

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Bedep Trojan Gets Political – Daily Security Byte EP.74

The Bedep trojan (or botnet client) has been around for a long time, allowing hackers to steal information and make money. However, new research shows that it now has political motives as well. Watch today’s video to learn what it’s up to.

 

(Episode Runtime: 2:12)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja22Rx1c9Us

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

#OpKKK – WSWiR Episode 130

Emergency Windows Patch, Malware Vs. Passwords, and #OpKKK

Nowadays, researchers, hackers, and the media bombard us with tons of information security (InfoSec) news each week. There’s so much, it’s hard to keep upespecially when it’s not your primary job. However, I believe everyone needs to be aware of the latest InfoSec threats. If you want to protect your network, follow our weekly video so I can quickly get you up to speed every Friday.

Today’s episode covers a critical out-of-cycle Microsoft patch, talks about the latest updates to a nasty piece of mobile malware, and explores the ethical issues surrounding a recent Anonymous attack campaign, Operation KKK. Press play for the details, and see the references below for more stories.

As an aside, after shooting this week’s video, I learned attackers may have stolen a bunch of passwords from many popular online services. It may be a hoax, but if you use Windows Live, PSN, or 2K Games, you should probably change you password… just to be safe. Have a great weekend!

(Episode Runtime: 10:44)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsqxsHvVZc

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Hardware Malware – WSWiR Episode 112

Tons of Patches, Facebook Botnets, and Infected Hand Scanners

After a couple weeks of hiatus, we’re finally back with our weekly security news summary video. If you want to learn about all the week’s important security news from one convenience resource, this is the place to get it.

This episode covers the latest popular software security updates from the last two weeks, and interesting Litecoin mining botnet that Facebook helped eradicate, and an advanced attack campaign that leverages pre-infected hardware products. Watch the video for the details, and check out the Reference’s for more information, and links to many other interesting InfoSec stories.

Enjoy your summer weekend, and stay safe!

(Episode Runtime: 7:37)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAHYUW1KkM0

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Drone Skyjacking – WSWiR Episode 87

NSA Botnet, Windows 0day, and Bitcoin Robberies

It’s time for our regular Information Security (Infosec) summary video. If you want to hear about all the latest network and computer security news from one quick and easy source, this video is for you. This week’s episode comes a bit late, but I will return to the Friday schedule this week.

In this episode, I talk about the NSA botnet, more Bitcoin heists, a Windows zero day exploit, and a new hack that can hijack AR.drone quadcopters. Watch the video for the details, and check out the references from more information (and some extra stories).

Keep safe out there!

(Episode Runtime: 9:36)

Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4cIM12wCKE

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

BGP Man in the Middle Attacks – WSWiR Episode 86

Stuxnet Update, I2P Botnet, and BGP Hacking

Do you have too much to do to follow information security news? Or maybe you feel overwhelmed by so much security news (I sure do) that you don’t know which news is most important. In either case, I’m here to summarize the important stuff for you in my weekly Infosec summary video.

Today’s show talks about a sneaky new botnet and its C&C channel, the latest Stuxnet research, a few important credential breaches, and an Internet-wide man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack that leveraged BGP issues. Watch the episode below for all the details… and if you are hungry for more security news, be sure to check out the other stories in the Reference section.

Show note: We will be skipping next week’s episode due to the US holiday weekend. Have a great Thanksgiving, and don’t get trampled on Black Friday!

(Episode Runtime: 9:40)

Direct YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKegyeVs0cQ

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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