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Adware the series, part 1

In this series, we will be using the flowchart below to follow the process of determining which adware we are dealing with. Our objective is to give you an idea of how many different types of adware are around for Windows systems. Though most adware will be classified as PUPs, you will also see the […]

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Terror EK going ‘pro’? Not quite yet

Since our last post on Terror EK, we haven’t really seen much activity from this exploit kit. However, in recent days it popped back up again with a slightly new format. One thing that seemed consistent with Terror EK was the use of a plain IP address in its URL structure: Now we are starting […]

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Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Introduction Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks. One month later we saw the first samples being uploaded from Spain to VT. This worm builds a huge P2P botnet (almost 300,000 devices at the time of publishing this blogpost), […]