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Report: Mirai 'is just the tip of the iceberg'

Report: Mirai 'is just the tip of the iceberg'

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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

Flashpoint: "Mirai variant attacked Deutsche Telekom"

Flashpoint: "Mirai variant attacked Deutsche Telekom"

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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.

ICYMI: Blacknurse, Facebook Spam, ATM Machines, NSA and the Three breach

ICYMI: Blacknurse, Facebook Spam, ATM Machines, NSA and the Three breach

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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.

Eir we go again: Irish ISP router flaw allows total takeover

Eir we go again: Irish ISP router flaw allows total takeover

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An open port linked to remote management software on Eir's D1000 modem router can allow an attacker to take over consumers' networks.

The big data era for DDoS protection has arrived

The big data era for DDoS protection has arrived

Avi Freedman discusses the use of big data to cope with the increasingly large scale DDoS attacks.

New research shows CCTV cameras still a soft target

New research shows CCTV cameras still a soft target

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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.

Russian banks suffer wave of DDoS attacks

Russian banks suffer wave of DDoS attacks

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Kaspersky Lab has confirmed that numerous Russian banks have been suffering a wave of DDoS attacks.

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

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A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities

Finns have their heating systems knocked offline by a DDoS attack

Finns have their heating systems knocked offline by a DDoS attack

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Finnish media reports on a DDoS attack on residential buildings in Lappeenranta, Finland, which knocked the heating and hot water offline.

Analysts mixed on reason for Liberia Mirai attack

Analysts mixed on reason for Liberia Mirai attack

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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.

Liberia attacked by Mirai botnet

Liberia attacked by Mirai botnet

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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.

DDoS service's teenage inventor pleads guilty

DDoS service's teenage inventor pleads guilty

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The teenage inventor of DDoS service Titanium Stresser has plead guilty to selling cyber attacks for money

Mirai DDoS attacks not caused by state actors: FlashPoint

Mirai DDoS attacks not caused by state actors: FlashPoint

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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.

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

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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.

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

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DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.

PSN hacked! Server outage on launch day of Battlefield 1

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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.

Linux-run IoT devices under attack by NyaDrop

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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.

Teenage Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp members arrested in international crackdown on DDoS-for-Hire service.

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Two teenage members of PoodleCorp and Lizard Squad face long prison sentences after an international investigation

Crippling bug in Linux crashes system with a single tweet

Crippling bug in Linux crashes system with a single tweet

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A bug in Linux has been discovered that could allow a hacker to crash a system with just 48 characters of code.

OVH suffers 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

OVH suffers 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

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An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

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The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.

Quant Loader Trojan downloader spotted in the wild

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Forcepoint has come across a new Trojan downloader called Quant Loader that has been spotted distributing Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware.

IoT home routers used to launch application-level DDoS attack

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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.

Attacks increase as a result of DDoS-for-hire services

Attacks increase as a result of DDoS-for-hire services

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DDoS attacks have increased in frequency, scale and complexity over the past year, driven by DDoS-for-hire services.

UK 'too attractive' to DDoS attackers

UK 'too attractive' to DDoS attackers

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the up according to new research; and the UK is firmly in the crosshairs.

The Hidden Role of DDoS in Ransomware Attacks

The Hidden Role of DDoS in Ransomware Attacks

Dave Larson offers advice for organisations wishing to protect themselves from the latest types of cyber-extortion

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 census website hit by DDoS attack

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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.

Demand for DDoS network engineering skills high in UK, US and China

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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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