According to Darren Anstee, the Internet of Things (IoT) brings many capabilities both good and bad - but from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) perspective it has provided attackers with a new, highly numerous population of devices to compromise.
KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, NH Bank and two other South Korean banks were reportedly threatened with DDoS attacks last week.
The noise created by distributed denial of service attacks is higher than ever - with vendors and attackers complicating the picture - but what do enterprises need to worry about?
Old Wimax routers have been found to contain backdoors and could enable hackers to bypass authentication researchers have now disclosed, aiding use for DDoS attacks.
During Q1 2017, a reduction in average DDoS attack duration was witnessed, thanks to the prevalence of botnet-for-hire services that commonly used short, low-volume bursts.
IBM's X-Force Research Team has found that cyber-criminals follow Willie Sutton's old-school, analog advice on why to rob banks because "that is where the money is."
The Hajime malware has recruited 300,000 IoT devices to its botnet, but researchers are still baffled as to what the botnet 's purpose may be.
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Hackers use misconfigured LDAP servers - Connectionless Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) - to provide a means to launch DDoS attacks.
Alan Mudd was sentenced to two years in a young offender's institution by a UK court for creating, selling and using Distributed Denial of Service malware.
Authorities from seven Southeast Asian nations recently collaborated on an operation that exposed regional threats including malware, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and spam campaigns.
Itay Huri and another suspected Israeli hacker, whose name has not been released, allegedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling their software to clients around the world.
Alfa Bank has engaged the US based cyber-forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to investigate these new attacks.
Sean Newman explores the latest DDoS threats and offers advice for service providers looking to defend them.
Trend Micro is reporting a new threat to Linux-based Internet of Things devices that is specifically able to exploit a specific vulnerability in surveillance cameras made by AVTech.
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Sources unknown bring down state infrastructure.
30 of the UK's best cyber-security enthusiasts battle to protect connected-car company from cyber-attack, reflective of the 2016 Mirai DDoS IoT Botnet attack.
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The development of crypto ransomware and IoT devices as a threat platform is among the top infosec problems discussed during the Seven Most Dangerous Attack Techniques panel at RSA 2017.
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.
Kaspersky researchers spotted a record setting 292 hour-long DDoS attack in Q4 2016, significantly beating the previous quarter's maximum attack.
Dave Larson offers advice in terms of best practice for mitigation of DDoS attacks.
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More than half (53 percent) of service providers indicated they are seeing more than 21 DDoS attacks per month, up from 44 percent last year.
Barrett Lyon has been appointed as head of research and development of security solutions at Neustar.
2016 was a year of record breaking DDoS attacks, SC's Roi Perez discusses why they are here to stay and what can we expect in 2017
A new report from a South Korean government agency, the country is at risk of DDoS attacks ahead of the country's possible election