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DoS scum attacked one-third of the ‘net between 2015 and 2017

Even CHARGEN services are hosed, daily, says CAIDA study One-third of Internet hosts with IPv4 addresses were subject to denial of service attacks in the last two years.…

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DoS scum attacked one-third of the ‘net between 2015 and 2017

New phishing campaign uses 30-year-old Microsoft mess as bait

Necurs botnet spreads ransomware carried in Office documents The ever-vigilant folk at the Internet Storm Centre (SANS) have spotted yet another campaign trying to drop the Locky ransomware using compromised Word files.…

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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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DreamHost smashed in DDoS attack: Who’s to blame? Take a guess…

Is it the alt-right or anti-fascists? Most likely the latter Web hosting biz DreamHost has been largely crippled today by a distributed denial of service attack, bringing down most of its services.…

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FCC: We could tell you our cybersecurity plan… but we’d have to kill you

Despite Pai on face, US federal regulator keeps digging DDoS BS hole America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, has continued digging an ever-deeper hole over its claims it was subject to a distributed denial-of-service attack.…

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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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It’s 2017, and UPnP is helping black-hats run banking malware

Pinkslipbot malware copies Conflicker for C&C channel Another banking malware variant has been spotted in the wild, and it’s using UPnP to pop home routers to expose unsuspecting home users, recruited as part of the botnet.…

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It’s 2017, and UPnP is helping black-hats run banking malware