4 Lessons to be learned from the DOE’s DDoS attack

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 15:59:32 +0000

The Department of Energy was subject to a DDoS attack that caused major disruptions in their operations. Is the smart grid ready for such an attack? Here are the lessons we can take away from the event.

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How 5G could impact cybersecurity strategy

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 16:00:00 +0000

With 5G wireless on the horizon, what will businesses need to do to secure their devices and networks?

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Miners snatching open source tools to strengthen their malevolent power!

Credit to Author: Anant Pulgam| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:02:51 +0000

From the last one year, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing a boost in the number of mining malware. One of the ways to earn cryptocurrencies is to mine them. Nowadays cryptocurrency miner malware have become hot attack vectors for cybercriminals due to its ease of deployment and instant…

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This Week in Security News: 5G Security and Tax Scams

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:11 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about cybersecurity and data concerns in 5G. Also, learn about cybercriminal threats during tax season. Read on: Securing Enterprises for 5G Connectivity For the advantages of…

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This Week in Security News: Radio Frequency Technology and Telecom Crimes

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:00:51 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn how radio frequency technology is putting industrial organizations at risk. Also, understand the threat landscape of telecommunications and how to prepare for future threats. Read on:…

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Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:37:32 +0000

Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison sentence for carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a number of hospitals in 2014. Also last week, a 30-year-old in the United Kingdom was sentenced to 32 months in jail for using an army of hacked devices to crash large portions of Liberia’s Internet access in 2016.

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Naming & Shaming Web Polluters: Xiongmai

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:41:56 +0000

What do we do with a company that regularly pumps metric tons of virtual toxic sludge onto the Internet and yet refuses to clean up their act? If ever there were a technology giant that deserved to be named and shamed for polluting the Web, it is Xiongmai — a Chinese maker of electronic parts that power a huge percentage of cheap digital video recorders (DVRs) and Internet-connected security cameras.

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Alleged ‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Sought Media Spotlight, Got Indicted

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 02:31:35 +0000

A 20-year-old from Vancouver, Washington was indicted last week on federal hacking charges and for allegedly operating the “Satori” botnet, a malware strain unleashed last year that infected hundreds of thousands of wireless routers and other “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. This outcome is hardly surprising given that the accused’s alleged alter ego has been relentless in seeking media attention for this global crime machine.

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Study: Attack on KrebsOnSecurity Cost IoT Device Owners $323K

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 16:47:20 +0000

A monster distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against KrebsOnSecurity.com in 2016 knocked this site offline for nearly four days. The attack was executed through a network of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as Internet routers, security cameras and digital video recorders. A new study that tries to measure the direct cost of that one attack for IoT device users whose machines were swept up in the assault found that it may have cost device owners a total of $323,973.75 in excess power and added bandwidth consumption. My bad.

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