A new report from the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology has placed Mirai as one of the most insidiously profound threats of recent memory, offering a "quantum leap" to even unsophisticated attackers
Researchers have confirmed that it was a variant form of Mirai that was used to try and turn nearly a million Deutsche Telekom customers routers into a botnet over the weekend.
This week, A Blacknurse DDoS that can cripple with only one laptop, Facebook spam delivers Locky, ATM scammers, NSA's dark tower and two arrests after the three data breach.
An open port linked to remote management software on Eir's D1000 modem router can allow an attacker to take over consumers' networks.
Avi Freedman discusses the use of big data to cope with the increasingly large scale DDoS attacks.
A new report, which surveyed of a cross-section of UK social housing providers, found that while almost 60 percent of respondents are aware that their CCTV systems are vulnerable to being hacked, 30 percent don't know how to make their system more secure.
Kaspersky Lab has confirmed that numerous Russian banks have been suffering a wave of DDoS attacks.
A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities
Finnish media reports on a DDoS attack on residential buildings in Lappeenranta, Finland, which knocked the heating and hot water offline.
A Mirai botnet-fueled distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack reportedly incapacitated internet operations across the West African coastal nation of Liberia earlier this week.
The country of Liberia has been attacked by the Mirai botnet, with security experts predicting that it is being used for experimenting with different attack methods.
The teenage inventor of DDoS service Titanium Stresser has plead guilty to selling cyber attacks for money
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 cyber-criminal organisation, according to FlashPoint.
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.
DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.
The PlayStation Network (PSN) is reportedly down worldwide on the same day as the launch of Battlefield 1, one of the network's biggest games.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices running on the open-source Linux OS are under attack from NyaDrop.
Teenage Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp members arrested in international crackdown on DDoS-for-Hire service.October 11, 2016
Two teenage members of PoodleCorp and Lizard Squad face long prison sentences after an international investigation
A bug in Linux has been discovered that could allow a hacker to crash a system with just 48 characters of code.
An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen
The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
Forcepoint has come across a new Trojan downloader called Quant Loader that has been spotted distributing Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware.
Eight brands of IoT home routers were compromised and used to create botnets that launched an application-level DDoS attack against a website's multiple servers.
DDoS attacks have increased in frequency, scale and complexity over the past year, driven by DDoS-for-hire services.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the up according to new research; and the UK is firmly in the crosshairs.
Dave Larson offers advice for organisations wishing to protect themselves from the latest types of cyber-extortion
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 census website was hit by a DDoS attack only hours after boasting that its website would not crash.
Over the last six months, global demand for network engineers who have DDoS mitigation skills has continued to grow. China is seeing the most demand for these skills, with roughly 47 percent annual growth.
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