The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a summary of alarming new findings about the ability of the U.S. to counter a nation-state malware attack. Plus, a discussion of "fusion centers" at banks and an update on the targeting of Webstresser subscribers.
The number of attacks over 10Gbps have doubled, while the duration of attacks continues to decrease
The Internet-connected world continues to grow more complex, due to faster connections, the widespread adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the use of cloud services. At the same time, Distributed Denial...
With the explosion of poorly secured IoT devices being regularly herded into larger and larger botnets, it's hardly a surprise that DDoS attacks are now so common and damaging. What is surprising, is that many companies still lack adequate protection against these attacks, especially in an era when Internet...
A U.K. court has sentenced Daniel Kaye, 30, after he admitted launching DDoS attacks against Liberia's largest telecommunications company in 2015 and 2016. A rival internet services provider paid Kaye $100,000 to launch the attacks.
A Field Guide to Understanding IoT Attacks from the Mirai Botnet to Its Modern Variants
The infamous Mirai IoT botnet was responsible for some of the largest and most distributive DDoS attacks in recent history. Commanding hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, it sent shock waves through the security marketplace...
Financial services have historically been at the forefront of adapting to changes in technology, regulations and consumer behavior. While businesses focus on the challenges of customer experience, digital transformation and cloud adoption, the industry is dealing with increased risks posed by operational challenges...
HSBC Bank is warning some of its U.S. customers that their personal data was compromised in a breach, although it says it's detected no signs of fraud following the "unauthorized entry." Security experts say the heist has all the hallmarks of a credential-stuffing attack campaign.
Police recently arrested the suspected administrators and top users of the stresser/booter service Webstresser.org. Unfortunately, the plethora of such services means the world is unlikely to see a reduction in DDoS attack volumes, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
Old technology never dies, but rather fades "very slowly" away, as evidenced by there being 21 million FTP servers still in use, says Rapid7's Tod Beardsley. Rapid7's scans of the internet have also revealed a worrying number of internet-exposed databases, memcached servers and poorly secured VoIP devices.
What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland? The "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" in Edinburgh focused on everything from securing the internet of things the rise of CEO fraud to the origins of "cyber" and how to conduct digital forensic investigations on cloud servers.
When June arrives in the United Kingdom, that means it's time for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are visual highlights from this year's event, which featured 240 sessions, 400 exhibitors and an estimated 19,500 attendees.
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Multivector distributed denial-of-service attacks are having a bigger impact than simple volumetric attacks, says Brian McCann, president of Netscout's security business unit, who analyzes the latest trends in an in-depth interview.