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Coronavirus, Security News, Website/Web Server Security

Rise in DDoS attacks lost in pandemic

Though they might get lost in all the other security threats exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, DDoS attacks, unsurprisingly, ticked up during the first part of 2020, most handily absorbed by the internet backbone – and the defensive efforts of targeted companies. Disruptions at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon and streaming companies in mid-June stoked…
Security News

Resilience improved, but response dragged down by too many tools, too few playbooks, report says

While cybersecurity resilience has largely improved over five years, most organizations – 74 percent – say their security response plans are ad-hoc, applied inconsistently or are non-existent even as 13 percent say their ability to contain an attack has declined, a report on resiliency found. Organizations have too many security tools and not enough specific…
Coronavirus, Security News

Free cybersecurity tools coming online to protect WFH staffers

Several cybersecurity firms are going the extra mile to help customers set up a safe environment for their telecommuting workforce. The new reality of having the majority of a businesses workforce working from home has opened a Pandora’ Box or cybersecurity issues for these organizations. A recent poll of UK companies by the private equity…
Executive Insight, Opinion

IoT proliferation and widespread 5G: A perfect botnet storm

By now, we’ve heard the many promises of the 5G era. Organizations across industries are poised to take advantage of the enhancements 5G will bring to boost their products and services in ways that were difficult or expensive to achieve using 4G networks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big part of this shift,…
Coronavirus, Cybercrime, Health Care, Ransomware, Security News

Maze ransomware attackers extort vaccine testing facility

The cybercriminal gang behind Maze ransomware has been extorting a UK-based clinical research organization that’s been preparing to play a potential role in testing vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus, despite assurances that they would not harm any health care organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. SC Media first reported an attack on the medical center,…
Operators again revive Pushdo botnet, use a popular tactic to stay hidden
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Years-long malware operation hides njRAT in cracked hacking tools

Malicious actors have been secretly embedding the njRAT remote access trojan in free hacking tools as well as cracks of those tools, in a bid to compromise anyone who downloads this software from various websites and forums. Essentially, this adversary is trying to turn other hackers into victims, taking over their machines for reasons that could…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Can your network operator stop your smart washer from airing your dirty laundry?

Migration to 5G and the better connectivity it promises has also brought with it an equally burgeoning cybersecurity threat landscape. This, coupled with the proliferation of IoT devices that are fraught with inherent security flaws, means even bigger security woes for consumers. It is, therefore, no wonder that Americans are more worried about cybercrime than…
Government/Defense, Security News

Iranian internet attacked Saturday, knocked partially offline

An extensive, several-hour-long interruption to Iran’s telecom infrastructure and internet hit that took place on February 8 that was likely caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The non-governmental organization Netblocks reported that at 11:45 a.m. local time Iranian internet connectivity from that country’s primary network operators was down by 25 percent eventually…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Evolving DDoS security toward self-defending networks

A new era of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has arrived. In 2018 DDoS attacks broke the terabit barrier, and have become even more frequent and sophisticated (or vicious) as they now commonly combine several different attack techniques that vary — both in time and geographically — to maximize impact. Even the giants of…
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