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FCC blames DDoS for weekend commentary lockout

Not down to people trying to file comments on issues rhyming with wetsuit balloty, it insists Problems faced by consumers hoping to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission over the weekend were caused by a denial of service attack, the US government agency admits.…

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FCC blames DDoS for weekend commentary lockout

‘Amnesia’ IoT botnet feasts on year-old unpatched vulnerability

New variant of ‘Tsunami’ is a disaster waiting to happen Hackers have brewed up a new variant of the IoT/Linux botnet “Tsunami” that exploits a year-old but as yet unresolved vulnerability.…

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‘Amnesia’ IoT botnet feasts on year-old unpatched vulnerability

Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?

Tweaking business models for greater 404 kerching The DDoS attack business has advanced to the point that running an attack can cost as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions of dollars.…

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Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?

World’s worst botnet fiends switch from ransomware to stock scam spam

IT LIVES! Cybercriminals behind the Necurs botnet have reactivated the zombie network and returned to their original business of using compromised machines as conduits for spam distribution.…

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World’s worst botnet fiends switch from ransomware to stock scam spam

Furby Rickroll demo: what fresh hell is this?

Toy-makers, please quit this rubbish, you’re NO GOOD at security Here’s your future botnet, world: connected kids toys that will Rickroll their owners while hosing big servers and guessing the nuclear codes.…

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Furby Rickroll demo: what fresh hell is this?