Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
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...
API endpoints have become a weak link in today's enterprise networks. Organizations are deploying Application Program Interface (API)
endpoints at an ever-increasing rate to keep up with the demands of
mobile applications, server-to-server communication, and microservice
requirements. This creates a broader attack...
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.
Traditional hub-and-spoke networking architectures, and the
castle-and-moat they utilize, aren't amenable for today's
burgeoning cloud-and-mobile world.
A zero trust and access model is the solution: Every machine,
user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But
how do you achieve...
John Gammell of New Mexico has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for launching DDoS attacks against prior employers and business competitors, as well as for being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.
The cyber threat landscape is dynamic and accelerating. These DNS best practices, when coupled with an enterprise threat protection service, will aid you in identifying, blocking, and mitigating advanced, targeted threats.
DDoS attacks are morphing from being political statements to a diversion while other forms of attacks are occurring, says Arbor Network's Mike Boose, who describes new threat vectors and best practices for mitigation.
Police have taken down Webstresser, a leading stresser/booter service tied to 4 million on-demand DDoS attacks, which could be used for as little as $15 per month. Six of the site's administrators have been arrested, as have some of the site's top users, authorities say.
Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play on May 25. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident.
The U.S. Federal Government wants its agencies to modernize their IT systems, primarily by maximizing the use of cloud platforms. But IT teams are finding this transformation challenging. Investing in IT modernization can lead to more agility, improved resilience and security and, in the long term, better citizen...