Cyber extortion group Rex Mundi has been shut down following the arrest of seven suspects in France and a French national in Thailand, police say. Investigators began pursuing the group last year after it stole customer data from a British firm and demanded $770,000 to not publicly release it.
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.
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.
Despite the buzz about digital transformation, most enterprises remain overwhelmed by having to support and secure legacy technologies, says Mark Loveless of Duo Security. How can they simultaneously protect their legacy systems while securing their future?
At a time when so many new devices are connected to enterprise networks, security leaders struggle just to inventory the devices - never mind secure them. Nathan Burke, CMO of Axonius, a new device management vendor, discusses the niche Axonius fills.
Monica Jain has a lot of experience in security operations centers, and she knows much of the tribal knowledge there is not automated or shared. That's why she co-founded LogicHub, a new intelligence automation platform.
Mark Jaffe is less concerned about how adversaries breach networks, but more concerned about how to secure their actual target - critical data. His startup company, Allure Security, intends to help secure that data.
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.
Art Coviello, ex-CEO of RSA, is concerned about fraud trends and social media vulnerabilities. But he also is bullish on the opportunity for artificial intelligence and DevOps security to stop attacks before they cause harm.
More than 95,000 servers that run the open source Memcached utiltity appear to remain vulnerable to being abused to launch massive DDoS attacks, with one such attack reaching a record 1.7 terabits per second. Here's how organizations and IT administrators must respond.
Say hello to a new type of DDoS attack: UDP amplification via internet-facing servers running memcached, an open source distributed caching system that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks by a factor of 50,000.