The malware-infected IoT army that disrupted domain name server provider Dyn was composed of, at most, 100,000 devices, the company estimates in an after-action report. But claims that the attacks peaked at 1.2 Tbps remain unconfirmed.
In an in-depth audio interview, Beth Anne Killoran, the new CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, outlines top cybersecurity priorities, describes how the agency is recruiting new security talent and outlines efforts to bolster the security of Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website and systems.
SecurityScorecard is out with its 2016 Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Report, and it paints a grim picture about how vulnerable healthcare entities are to socially engineered schemes. CEO Aleksandr Yampolskiy shares insight from the study.
Chinese manufacturer Xiongmai will recall up to 10,000 webcams in the wake of the IoT-powered DDoS attacks that pummeled DNS provider Dyn. But information security experts say that only a more resilient internet will blunt future attacks.
The proposed guidance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focuses on hardening a vehicle's electronic architecture against cyberattacks and to ensure vehicle systems take appropriate actions even if an attack succeeds.
The hacktivist who allegedly launched distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2014 on Children's Hospital of Boston and another local healthcare facility in protest of a controversial child custody case has been arraigned on federal charges. Indictment documents provide details on the impact of the attacks.
Internet of things security takeaway: Save yourself, and by doing so, maybe help save the rest of us too. That's the obvious takeaway from the rise of low-tech, high-impact Mirai malware, which has been tied to the record-setting Oct. 21 DDoS attack against Dyn.
Federal regulators are reminding for-profit companies that if they collect and share consumers' health information, they not only need to comply with HIPAA security and privacy regulations, but also the Federal Trade Commission Act. Is their new guidance too narrow?
Chinese manufacturer Xiongmai has promised to replace or patch some IoT components that attackers are using to build massive internet of things Mirai botnets to wage DDoS attacks, such as the Oct. 21 disruption of DNS provider Dyn. But security experts question whether these moves will blunt future IoT attacks.
There are two Yahoo conspiracy theories: It was hacked by a "state-sponsored actor," and it disabled email forwarding to prevent a post-breach exodus. Although neither scenario appears to be true, that doesn't mean the badly breached search giant is in the clear.
Neutering the army of web-connected devices used in the large internet attack that hampered access to major sites - including Amazon, PayPal, Spotify and Twitter - is technically possible. But no option offers either a great or near-term fix.
Widespread website outages beginning early Oct. 21 are suspected to have been caused by a massive distributed denial-of-service attack against DNS service provider Dyn. Numerous sites, including Amazon and Twitter, were sporadically unavailable.