The FBI is asking all U.S. victims of DDoS attacks to please come forward. The bureau's plea for more information from cyberattack victims parallels similar requests made this week by British authorities speaking at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London.
Dark web vendors offer a wide range of technological crime. From distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to pre-recorded phone calls, there is a myriad of knowledge and listings for hacking & exploits.
In addition to materials for sale, the dark web is also home to a variety of forums designed to build...
CISOs have plenty to keep them up at night. With data breaches, ransomware incidents and system compromises, security leaders are forced to find ways to beat threats without slowing their pace of business. If they fail to effectively manage those risks, their organizations can face huge consequences.
Admitted Mirai malware attacker Daniel Kaye has been extradited from Germany to the United Kingdom, where he faces charges that he launched DDoS attacks and extortion attempts against the U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks.
Organizations share common concerns and frustrations about security incident response. The scope of what you need to protect has expanded significantly - more users, more endpoints, more everything. At the same time, internal and external scrutiny has skyrocketed due to the increasing coverage of large scale security...
What factors are security leaders weighing today when making decisions about investments to protect their organizations tomorrow? Neustar's Joseph Loveless comments on results of ISMG's new Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study.
The Mirai botnet is just the most high-profile example of the new weaponization of DDoS. Attacks are stronger than ever, and multilayer defenses are needed to prevent disruption and distraction, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
The frequency of "mega breaches" continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace.
This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented...
March saw the arrival of a new, so-called "Fappening/ Celebgate" scandal, where leaked images and videos of naked celebrities found their way onto the web...prime real estate for scammers who started peddling numerous links across sites like Reddit and all social networks. Likewise in February, Fortune reported a tech...
When it comes to massive DDoS attacks powered by the likes of a Mirai botnet, "the sky is not falling," says ESET security researcher Cameron Camp. But organizations do need to prepare - and here's where to start.
Hacks sponsored by nation-states and attacks fueld by IoT-powered botnets are just some of the daunting threats we will see in 2017, says cybersecurity thought leader Tom Kellermann. What are his top predictions, and how should security leaders respond?
Deutsche Telekom says 900,000 customers were unable to access the internet after their routers were infected with malware. Researchers say it's a modified version of Mirai - code for building an internet-of-things botnet.
As if the internet of things didn't seem secure enough, now we have to worry about apps on our smartphones posing a risk too. At Black Hat Europe, researchers from Invincea Labs demonstrated zero-day flaws in Belkin's WeMo home-automation device firmware as well the WeMo Android app, which have been patched.
In a sign that investigators are paying more attention to disrupting stresser/booter services, script-kiddie-friendly Hack Forums recently announced that it will be shutting down its related Server Stress Testing forum.