Attacks

DDoS attacks on the rise - touching 500gbps

DDoS attacks on the rise - touching 500gbps

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DDoS attacks are on the increase and getting bigger and more widespread, according to research released by Arbor Networks.

How can security vendors reduce their own attack surface?

How can security vendors reduce their own attack surface?

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Following the news that Trend Micro's Password Manager would allow hackers to execute malicious code we ask, how secure are security applications?

If ISIS managed to hack UK infrastructure, what could they actually do?

If ISIS managed to hack UK infrastructure, what could they actually do?

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Chancellor George Osborne has warned that ISIS is directing its cyber-security hacking power at key UK infrastructure facilities.

Mumsnet hit again, this time by stronger series of attacks

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Mumsnet has been targeted once again in a fresh sequence attacks.

GitHub attack - evidence points to China

GitHub attack - evidence points to China

China is being accused of pulling unwitting users into DDos attacks on the GitHub website to hit anti-censorship activists.

Zero-day opens Cisco phones to eavesdropping

Zero-day opens Cisco phones to eavesdropping

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VOIP flaws offer a route into your data, with CISCO latest compromise recorded.

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

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Ford's announcement of software updates to its cars via WiFi highlights security concerns about Smart Car software.

Eurovision voting app hit by suspected cyber-attack

Eurovision voting app hit by suspected cyber-attack

Swedish television, SVT, is believed to have suffered a DDoS attack on its voting system during the final qualification round for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.

Target breach costs £124 million - so far

Target breach costs £124 million - so far

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The costs of the Target breach dwarf the costs of increased security or insurance.

Turning the tide on APTs and nation state attackers

Turning the tide on APTs and nation state attackers

Deal with APT intruders logically, not emotionally, and get the upper-hand - even if that means leaving them on the network says Mike Auty,

Cyber-security: changing the economics!

Cyber-security: changing the economics!

The economics of cyber-crime make your network an attractive target. Change the economic incentive and you'll reduce the threat says Guarav Banga.

Sophisticated hack causes massive damage to steelworks

Sophisticated hack causes massive damage to steelworks

Dr Richard Piggin, in a blog published this week, notes how concerns about the vulnerability of control systems have been vindicated following the issuing of details about an attack on a German steelworks.

Constant attack a growing reality

Constant attack a growing reality

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Persistant attacks have become a state of permanent attack for some organisations according to a new report.

Sony Pictures allegedly launched DDoS-type attacks

Sony Pictures allegedly launched DDoS-type attacks

GOP hackers demand Sony Kim Jong-un film is halted; websites containing stolen data attacked

Google: Phishing is 'astonishingly' successful

Google: Phishing is 'astonishingly' successful

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Phishing emails - which often seem blatantly fake to security professionals - are far more successful and professionally exploited than previously thought, according to new Google research.

Step by step through the 'Phishing Kill Chain'

Step by step through the 'Phishing Kill Chain'

Stop the kill-chain higher up to increase chances fo preventing an attack says Patrick Peterson.

Combating 'malvertising'

Combating 'malvertising'

Web sites that take advertising need to protect against inadvertently delivering malware to their users, before, during and after an attack, explains Terry Greer-King.

DDoS attacks: Now shorter but more powerful

DDoS attacks: Now shorter but more powerful

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DDoS attacks are still a major headache for major corporates.

Russia's BlackEnergy malware targets Brussels, Poland and Ukraine

Russia's BlackEnergy malware targets Brussels, Poland and Ukraine

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Ongoing Russian malware attacks on Poland, Ukraine and Brussels (in Belgium) are aimed at discovering secrets not cash, and could be from criminal groups rather than a state-sponsored actor.

Russian cyber attack exploits Scottish independence vote

Russian cyber attack exploits Scottish independence vote

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UK oil firms warned to guard against new campaign as Russian malware exploits Scottish independende vote.

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

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The weather, or even simple mis-configuration, are threats to critical infrastructure, but in an emergency, could government now run privatised utilities?

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

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Hackers tapping Linux systems to launch vertical target DDoS attacks

US can launch automated cyber-attacks, says Snowden

US can launch automated cyber-attacks, says Snowden

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Problems with attribution mean that automated responses to say DDoS attacks could hit those spoofed or used for routing attacks.

Researcher develops BadUSB code to compromise USB sticks - and their computer hosts

Researcher develops BadUSB code to compromise USB sticks - and their computer hosts

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Karsten Nohl also reveals how an enhanced security approach can beat his USB architecture compromise.

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