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SSU dismantles an infowar botnet. HIMARS, atrocities, provocation, and disinformation. A Russian disinformation mouthpiece raises the prospect that there are highly placed traitors in the GRU. Rewards for Justice works toward securing elections from Russian meddling. The case that Russia’s war is genocidal. The case that pan-Slavism has found wayward, but sincere, expression in Mr. Putin’s war.

At a glance.

  • SSU dismantles an infowar botnet.
  • HIMARS, atrocities, provocation, and disinformation.
  • A Russian disinformation mouthpiece raises the prospect that there are highly placed traitors in the GRU.
  • Rewards for Justice works toward securing elections from Russian meddling.
  • The case that Russia’s war is genocidal.
  • The case that pan-Slavism has found wayward, but sincere, expression in Mr. Putin’s war.

Ukraine claims to have taken down a massive Russian bot farm.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) says it dismantled a large Russian botnet operation that was being used to spread Russian propaganda and disinformation. The bots, about a million strong, were herded from locations within Ukraine itself, in the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsia, BleepingComputer reports. Their output took the form of social media posts from inauthentic accounts associated with fictitious personae. The SSU describes the operation as follows: “Their latest ‘activities’ include the distribution of content on the alleged conflict between the leadership of the President’s Office and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as well as a campaign to discredit the first lady. To spin destabilizing content, perpetrators administered over 1 million of their own bots and numerous groups in social networks with an audience of almost 400,000 users. In the course of a multi-stage special operation, the SSU exposed the leader of this criminal group. He is a russian citizen who has lived in Kyiv and positioned himself as a ‘political expert.’”

On the other side of the information war, BleepingComputer also reported earlier this week that Ukrainian hacktivists, “Torrents of Truth,” were bundling instructions on how to bypass Russian censorship into movie torrents whose intended audience would be Russian viewers.

HIMARS, atrocities, provocation, and disinformation.

The killing of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka is by now clearly a Russian atrocity–the prisoners were apparently murdered by their captors. (And we note in passing that the International Committee of the Red Cross still has not been given the access to the prison international law requires.) The prisoners did not die in a…


Lax Security Fuels Massive 8220 Gang Botnet Army Surge

Leveraging little more than Linux bugs, common cloud application vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations, the 8220 Gang has been able to use its latest IRC botnet to infect more than 30,000 hosts with their PwnRig cryptominer.

Researchers with SentinelOne reported observing this noteworthy increase in the number of infected hosts over the course of just the past month. In mid-2021, the analysts said the malicious botnet was running on just 2,000 hosts worldwide.

The 8220 Gang gets its name from its original command-and-control communications port choice:8220.

“Over the past few years, 8220 Gang has slowly evolved their simple, yet effective, Linux infection scripts to expand a botnet and illicit cryptocurrency miner,” the cloud botnet security warning explained. “From our observations, the group has made changes over the recent weeks to expand the botnet to nearly 30,000 victims globally.”

Patching and better password hygiene would prevent most infections, researchers noted.

The report includes indicators of compromise (IoCs).

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Mantis Botnet Behind the Largest HTTPS DDoS Attack Targeting Cloudflare Customers

Mantis Botnet

The botnet behind the largest HTTPS distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in June 2022 has been linked to a spate of attacks aimed at nearly 1,000 Cloudflare customers.

Calling the powerful botnet Mantis, the web performance and security company attributed it to more than 3,000 HTTP DDoS attacks against its users.

The most attacked industry verticals include internet and telecom, media, gaming, finance, business, and shopping, of which over 20% of the attacks targeted U.S.-based companies, followed by Russia, Turkey, France, Poland, Ukraine, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada.

Last month, the company said it mitigated a record-breaking DDoS attack aimed at an unnamed customer website using its Free plan that peaked at 26 million requests per second (RPS), with each node generating approximately 5,200 RPS.

The tsunami of junk traffic lasted less than 30 seconds and generated more than 212 million HTTPS requests from more than 1,500 networks in 121 countries, topped by Indonesia, the U.S., Brazil, Russia, and India.

Mantis Botnet

“The Mantis botnet operates a small fleet of approximately 5,000 bots, but with them can generate a massive force — responsible for the largest HTTP DDoS attacks we have ever observed,” Cloudflare’s Omer Yoachimik said.

Mantis stands out for a number of reasons. The first is its ability to carry out HTTPS DDoS attacks, which are expensive in nature due to the computational resources required to establish a secure TLS encrypted connection.

Secondly, unlike other traditional botnets that rely on IoT devices such as DVRs and routers, Mantis leverages hijacked virtual machines and powerful servers, equipping it with more resources.


These volumetric attacks aim to generate more traffic than the target can process, causing the victim to exhaust its resources. While adversaries have traditionally utilized UDP to launch amplification attacks, there has been a shift to newer TCP reflected amplification vectors that make use of middleboxes.

Microsoft, in May 2022, disclosed that it prevented about 175,000 UDP reflected amplification attacks over the past year that were aimed at its Azure infrastructure. It also observed a TCP reflected amplification attack…


Botnet Detection Market Outlook 2022 And Growth By Top KeyPlayers – Unbotify, GeeTest, Kasada, Imperva – Designer Women

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Leading Botnet Detection Market Players are as followed:

  • Unbotify
  • GeeTest
  • Kasada
  • Imperva
  • InfiSecure
  • Anti-Bot Service
  • DataDome
  • Perimeterx
  • Distil Networks
  • Akamai Technologies
  • SolarWinds
  • Zenedge (Oracle)
  • Reblaze
  • ShieldSquare
  • Shieldsquare
  • Webroot

Global Botnet Detection Market segmentation :

Botnet Detection Market Segment by Type :

Botnet Detection Market Segment by Application :

  • Website Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Others