DDoS extortion comes in many forms. Campaigns over the past three years have varied in their nature and continue to evolve over even the past few months. What lessons can be learned from the latest attacks?
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Characteristics of today's prevalent...
DDoS has undergone a serious change in attack strategy. In previous years it was used a means of gaining hacking credibility in the underground, taking out competitors or just disrupting business normality or the industry.
However, a recent string of attacks has not followed convention, and is forcing security...
DDoS extortion comes in many forms. Campaigns over the past three years have varied in their nature and continue to evolve over even the past few months. What lessons can be learned from the latest attacks? Dennis Birchard of Akamai shares insights on the attacks and the newest defenses.
Spear phishing is the common trigger to many of the most popular - and successful - targeted attacks. How can organizations improve their defenses to better spot - and stop - spear phishing?
Spear phishing and messaging-based threats tend to be the first attack vector that criminals are using today in targeted...
The browser is the window to the web. But what's going in the background during that browsing is opaque to most users. A new experiment shows how the computing power of tens of thousands of computers could be unknowingly harnessed to crack passwords, harvest cryptocurrencies or conduct DDoS attacks.
2017's attacks will only increase in scale and scope in 2018. Organizations need to prepare now to defend against the next evolution of web application layer, credential abuse, and DDoS attacks.
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DDoS trends for 2018;
The role IoT will play;
Ways to protect your APIs.
If the website is the front door, the API is the back door. And a lot of times that back door is left unlocked, which is problematic because an API drives a multitude of user experiences.
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Specific steps organizations can take to improve API security and performance;
Internet of things security alert: An attacker has been attempting to infect hundreds of thousands of Huawei home routers with a variant of the notorious Mirai malware called Satori, security researchers warn. Huawei has confirmed the flaw and issued patches and workarounds for affected users.
During the past year alone, we've witnessed a number of devastating cyber attacks, from the massive Equifax breach to the seemingly never-ending Yahoo! breach.
The 2nd annual Inside the Mind of a Hacker report was created to shed light on the makeup of the bug hunting community and gain insight and understanding into...
A 21-year-old man appeared in British court this week to face 11 charges, including using DDoS attacks to disrupt sites run by Google, Pokemon and Skype, as well as money laundering and selling malware and "crypting services."
DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz's examination of the growing threats facing the critical energy sector leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also in this report: A discussion of safeguarding the telehealth marketplace.
Security companies are warning that a global attack using compromised IoT devices may be coming soon. Check Point says one million organizations are running a device infected with IoTroop, also known as Reaper, which is botnet code that perhaps is related to Mirai but spreads in a much different way.
The FBI is asking all U.S. victims of DDoS attacks to please come forward. The bureau's plea for more information from cyberattack victims parallels similar requests made this week by British authorities speaking at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London.
Dark web vendors offer a wide range of technological crime. From distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to pre-recorded phone calls, there is a myriad of knowledge and listings for hacking & exploits.
In addition to materials for sale, the dark web is also home to a variety of forums designed to build...
CISOs have plenty to keep them up at night. With data breaches, ransomware incidents and system compromises, security leaders are forced to find ways to beat threats without slowing their pace of business. If they fail to effectively manage those risks, their organizations can face huge consequences.