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Last week the Justice Department issued a statement that owners of SOHO and NAS routers may be infected and should reboot their devices as soon as possible.  The warning was issued in an effort to disrupt a massive malware botnet and increase the chances of identifying and remediating the world wide infection. The infectious malware has been identified as VPNFilter, a multi-staged piece of malware that has the potential to …

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A new strain of malware has been discovered that changes the rules of how most people think about botnets.  The apply named Twittoor, is a Trojan that that infects Android phones and uses the Twitter social network to coordinate the botnet.  Twitoor is believed to be the first instance of a botnet controlled through a social media service instead of traditional command-and control servers. The Twitoor malware is spread primarily …

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