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Insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

A new SANS survey found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organizations face when it comes to securing sensitive data. According to the study, 78 percent of respondents report encountering two or more threats to their data in the past 12 months, while 12 percent actually encountered a breach, with 43 percent of those encountering exfiltration of sensitive data through encrypted channels. User credentials and privileged account … More ?

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Top tip, hacker newbs: Don’t use the same Skype ID for IoT bot herding and job ads

To be fair, the kid is only 13 A teenage tearaway with a passion for building botnets was apparently caught using the same Skype ID he used for hacking activities when applying for jobs.…

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Whitepaper: Understanding pulse wave DDoS attacks

Pulse wave DDoS is a new attack tactic, designed to double the botnet’s output and exploit soft spots in “appliance first cloud second” hybrid mitigation solutions. Comprised of a series of short-lived bursts occurring in clockwork-like succession, pulse wave assaults accounted for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we ever mitigated. Reading this whitepaper will help you: Understand the nature of pulse wave DDoS attacks See how they are used to pin down multiple … More ?

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‘Application DDOS’ that target expensive APIs worry Netflix

Attackers can look legit while hitting APIs that make the most work for an app Netflix has identified denial of service threat to microservices architectures that it’s labelled “application DDOS”.…

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‘App DDoS bombs’ that slam into expensive APIs worry Netflix

Attackers can look legit while hitting APIs that make the most work for an app Netflix has identified denial of service threat to microservices architectures that it’s labelled “application DDoS”.…

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An internet-connected fish tank let hackers into a casino’s network

A high-tech, internet-connected fish tank in a North American casino has been used to exfiltrate data from the company’s network. Smart drawing pads used in an architectural firm were part of a botnet used to mount DDoS attacks against websites around the world owned by entertainment companies, design companies, and government bodies. These are just some of the discoveries made by UK-based cyber defense Darktrace, but serve as perfect examples of how lax security when … More ?

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So, FCC, how about that massive DDoS? Hello? Hello…? You still there?

Like trying to get blood out of a stone Updated   America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, has declined to spare any more details on the cyber-assault that supposedly downed its website shortly after it announced its intent to kill net neutrality.…

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Don’t all rush out at once, but there are a million devices ripe to be the next big botnet

As bad as Mirai was, it could have been much worse A wormable vulnerability involving an estimated one million digital video recorders (DVR) is at risk of creating a Mirai-style botnet, security researchers warn.…

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DDoS attack brings Qatar’s Al Jazeera website to its knees

Hacking attempts come amid diplomatic crisis in the Gulf Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera yesterday said it was being targeted with systematic hacking attempts.…

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