Ghosting Bots: The Story of Hoaxcalls Failures

Ghosting: A term used to describe the practice of ceasing all communication and contact with a partner, friend or bot. The operators of the Hoaxcalls Botnet, also known as the XTC IRC Botnet, have been developing this new family of botnets

Who’s Viktor? Tracking down the XTC/Polaris Botnets

In April, both Radware and Palo Alto Networks published reports about a new botnet family called ‘Hoaxcalls’. Both reports detailed the development of a new, fast-moving, and relatively noisy campaign. While IoT botnet variants are very common since the publication of the Mirai source code, the samples covered