In this video, Ashley Stephenson, CEO at Corero Network Security, discusses the development of DDoS attacks, as well as how security professionals can grapple with the challenges the threat poses.
This month's news briefs cover recent headlining bits on the malware that struck South Korean companies, a new law requiring federal agencies to review IT equipment sourced from China, and more.
Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a man from the Netherlands with ties to Dutch web host CyberBunker, reportedly has been pegged as the suspect.
Although attacks on the financial sector get a majority of the headlines, disruptive threats in the retail industry have more than doubled in the last year.
The average size of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have weighed in at 20 percent higher so far this year than they did in 2012, according to statistics released Monday by security firm Arbor Networks.
Referencing the Boston bombings as terrorism prompted an unprecedented manhunt for the suspects that included a citywide lockdown. What would a similar scene have looked like on the internet?
Wells Fargo's online banking website was allegedly struck by a cyber attack on Tuesday, temporarily limiting service for its customers.
Cyber war is not as common as the mainstream news cycle would have us believe, but its definition is not as cut-and-dry either. Just because nothing is blowing up doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's all about the context.
A hacktivist group said Tuesday it has suspended its online barrage against dozens of U.S. banks after one of the highest-viewed YouTube videos of "Innocence of Muslims" came down.
Attorneys and prosecutors are scheduled to meet next week in San Jose, Calif. to discuss the cases against the so-called "PayPal 14," accused of participating in DDoS attacks against PayPal.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are becoming more potent, and truth be told, they're often difficult to stop.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency offered best practices and a compliance reminder for banks seeking to guard against DDoS attacks, which often signal that a bigger problem is happening behind the scenes.
A unique voting predicament has emerged in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the state last week: Many residents, especially first responders, may not be able to physically get to the polls.
The intrusion prevention system is a mainstay of any organization's perimeter-focused security infrastructure, but its days may be numbered as a standalone technology. Yet, its purpose lives on.
The third and final presidential debate was heavy on the kinetic and light on the cyber. And it shouldn't have surprised anybody.
With DDoS attacks garnering more public attention than ever, crooks are taking advantage of the craze by providing online attacks in exchange for cash. What can your company do to avoid being a successful target?
A new round of DDoS attacks against U.S. financial institutions are underway this week, and they may be related to an anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked worldwide outrage.
The company's interim CEO said Go Daddy has concluded its investigation and has instituted changes to prevent a similar problem in the future.
Industrialization is a key factor driving the rate at which criminals are turning to malicious software to make serious money.
Online attacks this week by the hacktivist group protested treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Russian band Pussy Riot. The targeted websites appear to again be functioning normally.
For a while, only traditional PCs were connected to the public internet. But with most devices now gaining networked capabilities, it's only a matter of time before your television can contract a virus.
Traditional mafia groups are entering the cyber crime scene in Russia, which is leading to more centralization and professionalization -- and bigger profits.
Facebook users in Europe experienced a two-hour blackout that the company describes as "technical difficulties."
DDoS attackers motivated by social or political purposes are more common than conventional criminals out for financial gain, concluded a new report from Arbor Networks.
The hack was carried out as part of Operation AntiSec, as revenge for police crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The city of Toronto has become a target of the Anonymous hacktivist group after officials announced plans to clear a park of Occupy protesters.
The hacktivist group Anonymous is making good on its promise of digital retaliation against the Oakland Police Department for its use of tear gas, rubber bullets and flash grenades on anti-greed protesters earlier this week.
The so-called "Tsunami" backdoor trojan is derived from an older Linux family of backdoors around since at least 2002.
News that the U.S. was considering a cyberattack to disable Libya's radar system may indicate knowledge of the same flaws Israel is believed to have used against Syria in 2007.
The online collective Anonymous is disputing a YouTube video posted over the weekend that promises distributed denial-of-service attacks on Monday against the New York Stock Exchange. In a tweet from the AnonOps Twitter account, considered one of the most trusted sources of information from the group, there are no plans to hack Wall Street properties. Because Anonymous is technically a leaderless organization, it is sometimes difficult to tell if information is accurate. The FBI declined comment on the matter, when reached by SCMagazineUS.com. Anonymous has been instrumental in recent weeks in facilitating the Occupy Wall Street ground protests, which have now spread beyond New York to a number of other cities.