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 hacktivist who launched distributed denial-of-service attacks on Boston Children's Hospital and another local facility in 2014 has received a lengthy prison sentence and must pay restitution. But will the outcome of the case deter other hackers?
Fifteen of the world's biggest "stresser/booter" services, designed to enable users to launch DDoS attacks against sites on demand, have been shut down, and three men who allegedly ran such services have been charged.
At a time when security professionals are faced not only with a barrage of threats, but with a myriad of threat intelligence data sources, it can be challenging to know when to stop an investigation. Join DomainTools Senior Security Engineer Tarik Saleh to learn essential methodologies from a blue team perspective.
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...
When it comes to bots, evolution is the name of the game. Nefarious bots are one of the fastest growing and fluid threats facing cyber security experts today. In fact, the information in the eBook may be out of date by the time you even read it - that is how dramatic the evolution is.
So, does that mean that you...
With the proliferation of applications - mobile, in-house, cloud - comes staggering amounts of data. And not just any data, but encrypted data. In fact, half of all current web traffic is encrypted data, with an anticipated rise to 75% by 2019. What is an organization to do?
While protecting data and mitigating...
Applications run the world. From sophisticated e-commerce engines to personal tools on mobile phones, applications power how things get done.
Safeguarding them is key to ensuring the digital experience. Radware surveyed 300+ senior executives and IT professionals from around the globe for their insights into these...
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.
Kenneth Schuchman, the alleged author of a supercharged variant of Mirai malware called Satori, has been rearrested for violating his bail conditions. In what may be a coincidence, security researchers say a Satori botnet went dormant following Schuchman's arrest, only to be reawakened later.
One of the co-authors of the devastating Mirai botnet malware has been sentenced to home incarceration and community service, and ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution, for his role in a series of damaging distributed denial-of-service attacks that disrupted operations at Rutgers University.
Two years after Mirai botnets first appeared, security researchers say telnet-targeting botnets are attempting to compromise internet of things devices by pummeling them with 1,065 different username/password combinations. Some of these attacks are designed to install Linux DDoS malware.
Although DoS attacks are not a recent phenomenon, the methods and resources available to conduct and mask such attacks have dramatically evolved to include distributed (DDoS) and distributed reflector (DRDoS) attacks that cannot be addressed by traditional on-premise solutions.
Cloudflare's advanced DDoS protection...