A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

A round up of the previous week’s blogs and most interesting and relevant security events, hacks, and information.

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Largest DDoS attack ever reported gets hoovered up by Cloudflare

Botnets DDoS attacks are enormous, So is Cloudflare.

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Check your passwords! Synology NAS devices under attack from StealthWorker

Synology is warning users of its NAS devices to beware of brute force attacks from the StealthWorker botnet.

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Home routers are being hijacked using vulnerability disclosed just 2 days ago

Operators of a Mirai botnet are actively using a recently disclosed vulnerability to hijack routers running Arcadyan firmware.

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The life and death of the ZeuS Trojan

ZeuS is an infamous banking Trojan that infected millions of systems, and stole billions of dollars.

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Game over: Apex Legends players locked out by protest message

Players of smash hit title Apex Legends were stopped from playing due to a protest message about… similar shenanigans in a different video game.

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Another one bites the dust: Avaddon ransomware group shuts down operation

The gang behind Avaddon has shut down its operations after releasing more than 2,000 decryption keys to BleepingComputer.

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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Android devices caught in Matryosh botnet

The Matryosh botnet goes after Android devices that have ADB enabled and uses them in orchestrated DDoS attacks.

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RDP abused for DDoS attacks

RDP is being abused to amplify DDoS attacks. Don’t let your RDP ports become part of the problem.

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