On April 13, 2022, 360Netlab first disclosed the Fodcha botnet. After our
article was published, Fodcha suffered a crackdown from the relevant
authorities, and its authors quickly responded by leaving "Netlab pls leave me
alone I surrender" in an updated sample.No surprise, Fodcha's authors didn't
really stop updating after the fraudulent surrender, and soon a new version was
In the new version, the authors of Fodcha redesigned the communication protocol
and started to us
Trustwave SpiderLabs’ spam traps have identified an increase in threats packaged in password-protected archives with about 96% of these being spammed by the Emotet Botnet. In the first half of 2022, we identified password-protected ZIP files as the third most popular archive format used by cybercriminals to conceal malware.
End of June 2021, Qrator Labs started to see signs of a new assaulting force on the Internet – a botnet of a new kind. That is a joint research we conducted together with Yandex to elaborate on the specifics of the DDoS attacks enabler emerging in almost real-time.
DGA is one of the classic techniques for botnets to hide their C2s, attacker
only needs to selectively register a very small number of C2 domains, while for
the defenders, it is difficult to determine in advance which domain names will
be generated and registered.
In June 2022, FortiGuard Labs encountered IoT malware samples with SSH-related strings, something not often seen in other IoT threat campaigns. What piqued our interest more was the size of the code referencing these strings in relation to the code used for DDoS attacks, which usually comprises most of the code in other variants.
Authorities in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. last week said they dismantled the "RSOCKS" botnet, a collection of millions of hacked devices that were sold as "proxies" to cybercriminals looking for ways to route their malicious…
May 2022 Investigative Report Release: Nisos analysts determined that Fronton is a system developed for coordinated inauthentic behavior on a massive scale. Read more.
In this two-part blog series, we expose a modern malware infrastructure and provide guidance for protecting against the wide range of threats it enables. Part 1 covers the evolution of the threat, how it spreads, and how it impacts organizations. Part 2 is a deep dive on the attacker behavior and will provide investigation guidance.
FritzFrog is a peer-to-peer botnet, which means its command and control server is not limited to a single, centralized machine, but rather can be done from every machine in its distributed network. In other words, every host running the malware process becomes part of the network, and is capable of sending, receiving, and executing the commands to control machines in the network.