Microsoft has taken over the control infrastructure for the Necurs botnet, disrupting the operations of the notorious spam and malware-distribution network.
Even the most sophisticated botnet can be discovered if the group doesn't take steps to hide its activities.
Cloudflare's new "bot fight mode" protects enterprises against malicious bots with tar-pit techniques and the company pledges to plant trees to offset the carbon costs.
A newly discovered version of the Echobot malware, which is tied to the Mirai botnet, contains eight new exploits and targets enterprise applications as well as consumer devices.
A new botnet is scanning the internet and brute-forcing Remote Desktop Protocol connections to compile a list of vulnerable hosts, usernames, and passwords.