Category Security

Insidious Twitter Botnet is Streaming in Stealth Mode

Recently, I became aware of a prodigious stealth-mode Twitter botnet that contain upwards of 3 million user accounts, alongside two other botnets that total 100,000 bots. Kudos goes to SadBotTrue security researchers who first disclosed botnet findings at their blog earlier this week.

Twitter botnet streaming in stealth mode

Stealth Twitter botnet

According to SadBotTrue, this particular botnet is the most active and most undetectable botnet in existence on Twitter today.

SadBotTrue states at their blog:

All the accounts are protected...

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IoT cam spy needs a bottom-up revolution

I cam spy on you—from weaknesses in camera firmware to creepy messages delivered through baby surveillance systems—the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to present countless challenges as it hovers above the crossroad of security and privacy.

cam spy home
Recently I discovered Reddit poster Jenn & Tonic (J&T). Having initially purchased and returned a Netgear Arlo surveillance cam, J&T can now spy on the new owner—via the use of a previously associated Arlo account.

For the purpose of this article:...

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Exploring the Dark Recesses of the Deepweb

Deepweb

Author note: This originally appeared at the defunct Norse Darkmatters blog during the summer of 2015: Exploring the Dark Recesses of the Deepweb (with minor edits).

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Deepweb, Darknet, Darkweb – It’s Deep…

This is my ongoing saga (down the Deepweb rabbit hole) as I journey into the depths of the shadowy underbelly of the underground cybercrime ecosystem. While the black markets are expanding, forums are also evolving.

In Part 1 I questioned deviant mindsets, poked the Onion-pastebin,...

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Darknet Underground Meanderings

Darknet underground

Author note: This originally appeared at the defunct Norse Darkmatters blog during the summer of 2015: Meandering Through the Darknet Underground (with minor edits).

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Darknet Underground

I’ve been meandering through the Darknet underground again, mainly peeking into hidden forums, marketplaces, the onion-pastebin, and the Evil search engine. Along the way, I’ve managed to stumble across a vast array of  premium vendors promoting “fresh” data for sale, amongst other illicit wares.

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