Bill Gates/bot malware family used to launch DDoS attacks
The Bill Gates/bot family of malware continues to be used to facilitate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, allowing bad actors to seize full control of infected systems, according to a threat advisory from Akamai’s Security Intelligence Research Team (SIRT), which ranked the risk factor as “high.”
The researchers noted that the attack vectors in the toolkit of the malware, which was revealed on a Russian website in 2014, include ICMP flood, TCP flood, UDP flood, SYN flood, HTTP Flood (Layer7), and DNS query-of-reflection flood.
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