A new survey shows that just 3 percent of IT security professionals believe their organization has the technology in place to deal with the most common cyber problems that they face.
The release of the Mirai botnet source code late last summer set the stage for the series of massive DDoS attacks that took place during the closing months of 2016, a new report said.
SQL Slammer, a fast-moving worm that generated a wave of distributed denial of service attacks in 2013, mysteriously resumed high levels of activity in late 2016 after more than a decade of dormancy.
A new report from a South Korean government agency, the country is at risk of DDoS attacks ahead of the country's possible election
A 100 percent increase in F5 DDoS customers was spotted in Q1 (October through December 2016), compared to the same period in 2015.
The Leet Botnet may have wrested the 2016 crown as most powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from Mirai with a 650 Gigabit per second (Gbps) attack launched early last week.
Millions of gamers were spared any downtime over Christmas as pre-holiday threats by LizardSquad, PhantomSquad and R.I.U. Star Patrol to take down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live proved hollow.
International authorities last week arrested 34 individuals - mostly adults under 20 years old - who allegedly were using distributed denial of service (DDoS) tools to flood targets with malicious traffic, Europol announced on Monday.
Like a malevolent customer loyalty program, a Turkish cybercriminal operation is recruiting volunteers to participate in distributed denial of service campaigns by offering them rewards in exchange for their network bandwidth.
The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack this afternoon that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.
The BlackNurse DOS attack uses ICMP messages to clog up firewalls with traffic.
A security expert who hooked up an Internet-connected surveillance camera for research purposes reported via Twitter on Friday that the device was compromised by IoT malware after just 98 seconds of being online.
Confronting the dangers posed by the Internet of Things, members of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday that examined the feasibility of regulating IoT devices.
In a two-month analysis of Internet of Things device traffic that was picked up on its cloud service, network and Internet security company Zscaler identified IoT devices that were exhibiting potentially dangerous behaviors.
Kaspersky Lab has confirmed that numerous Russian banks have been suffering a wave of DDoS attacks.
If you think teenagers sitting around a campfire spin the scariest stories, then take a listen to cybersecurity pros whose nightmarish tales are much more probable than zombies or a murderer's call coming to a lone babysitter coming from inside the house.
A Mirai botnet-fueled DDoS attack incapacitated internet operations across the West African coastal nation of Liberia earlier this week.
A malvertising campaign has been discovered on Google AdWords, targeting Macs. Should businesses be getting up to speed with Mac threats?
Researchers Piers O'Hanlon and Ravishankar Borgaojkar from Oxford University expose two new IMSI-based catchers which allow for tracking and interception of data from most major smartphones.
Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of threat intelligence company Recorded Future told an audience at BlackHat Europe 2016 that despite attribution being based on "sloppy handle usage," his company has been mapping handle usage on across the internet for more accurate results.
A large scale DDoS attack, carried out by a botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices, many of which were made by Chinese firm Xiongmai has now prompted a product recall.
Corero Network Security today disclosed a zero-day distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) technique, observed in the wild, that is capable of amplifying malicious traffic by a factor of as much as 55x.
The Mirai DDoS attack that took down a slew of prominent websites last Friday was most likely initiated by users from hackforums[.]net and not a nation-state or cybercriminal organization, according to FlashPoint.
Friday's DDoS attacks that created major website outages across the Internet may prove to be a watershed moment for the Internet of Things industry, after years of warnings - mostly ignored - about the glaring vulnerabilities in IoT devices.
Flashpoint confirmed some of the devices used in the Dyn DNS attacks which took down more than a dozen websites, including Twitter and Spotify, were DVRs.
Russian hackers are employing zero-day exploits to infect target networks, according to security researchers at ESET.
The East Coast was under siege on Friday morning from a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that brought down a number of prominent websites, including Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit.