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Think Mirai is Gone? Think Again. It’s Alive & Active. Here's What You Need to Know.

Between March 2 - 5, we detected a significant increase in scanning activities over Tenet ports via the target, ''NoThink! Telnet HoneyPot – IPs," provided by NoThink. To put this in perspective, the magnitude includes an increase of 4,000 IPs to about 130,000 IPs that were a part of the scanning on telnet ports, as presented in Figure 1 below.

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Your favorite Android games, now part of the latest botnet...

That link your friend just sent you for a free version of Angry Birds? I wouldn't click it. But many have and are now sending out enough SMS messages to make any spammer applaud.

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With Bots Behind the Attack...EVERYONE is a Target

BloombergTV did a recent segment that was quite interesting with Imperva's CEO, Shlomo Kramer. Kramer speaks of the shift in malicious activity across the internet, with bots now leading the charge as opposed to humans with malicious intent.

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ThreatSTOP Releases ThreatCHECK (FREE App) to Help Fight Online Fraud and Stolen Logins and Credit Cards

ThreatSTOP has released ThreatCHECK, a free applet for Windows users to check what we know about the IP addresses their computer connects to. This is the most reliable way to determine who the computer is really talking to. ThreatCHECK will provide a report identifying which countries the IPs are in, and call out known botnet and malware sites along with detailed research about them.  ThreatCHECK is easy to download and can be run in the background.  To download: www.threatstop.com/threatcheck

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ThreatSTOP integrated into DDoS Protection Service

In another illustration of ThreatSTOP's wide-ranging value proposition for different use cases and customers, we have been integrated into a multi-layered DDoS (distributed denial of service) protection service provided by British service provider Simwood.  ThreatSTOP will be Layer B of the service (out of 4 layers)  that drops “dirty traffic” from malware and botnet sites at the IP level, which is a very efficient approach to increase clean traffic for the network.  ThreatSTOP uses only 2-8% of the comparable bandwidth to filter inbound traffic compared with packet inspection products prevalent in the market.

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