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Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

November 29th, 2016

Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices.

Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites.

Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline over the weekend

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NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

November 23rd, 2016

A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a critical vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) has been publically released that could allow anyone to crash a server with just a single maliciously crafted packet.

The vulnerability has been patched by the Network Time Foundation with the release of NTP 4.2.8p9, which includes a total of 40 security patches, bug fixes, and

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Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

November 15th, 2016

The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped prison Monday even after he was sentenced to nearly 8 months in jail because most of his term was suspended.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 39, was arrested in April 2013 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona based on a European arrest warrant for launching massive

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Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

November 14th, 2016

Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (DoS) attacks in order to bring down major Internet servers and modern-day firewalls.

Researchers at TDC Security Operations Center have discovered a new attack technique that lone attackers with limited resources (in this case, a laptop and at least 15Mbps

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5 Major Russian Banks Hit With Powerful DDoS Attacks

November 11th, 2016

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have risen enormously in past few months and, mostly, they are coming from hacked and insecure internet-connected devices, most commonly known as Internet of Things (IoT).

Recent DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn that brought down a large chunk of the Internet came from hacked and vulnerable IoT devices such as DVRs, security cameras, and smart

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OpenSSL Releases Patch For “High” Severity Vulnerability

November 10th, 2016

As announced on Tuesday, the OpenSSL project team released OpenSSL version 1.1.0c that addresses three security vulnerabilities in its software.

The most serious of all is a heap-based buffer overflow bug (CVE-2016-7054) related to Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections using *-CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher suites.

The vulnerability, reported by Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team on

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DDoS Attack Takes Down Central Heating System Amidst Winter In Finland

November 9th, 2016

Just Imaging — What if, you enter into your home from a chilling weather outside, and the heating system fails to work because of a cyber attack, leaving you in the sense of panic?

The same happened late last month when an attack knocks heating system offline in Finland.

Last week, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack led to the disruption of the heating systems for at least two

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19-Year-Old Teenage Hacker Behind DDoS-for-Hire Service Pleads Guilty

November 2nd, 2016

Due to the worldwide promotion of Mirai botnet that knocked down half of the Internet last Friday, hackers and even script kiddies have started creating their own botnet networks by hacking millions of IoT devices and selling them as DDoS-for-hire service to overwhelm targets with data.

A 19-year-old student from Hertford has pled guilty to running one such DDoS-for-hire service that shortly

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Teenage Hacker Arrested For Disrupting 911 Service With DDoS Attack

October 29th, 2016

Just last month, researchers explained how an attacker can knock the 911 service offline in an entire state by launching automated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using a botnet of just 6000 smartphones.

But, doing so, in reality, could not only land public in danger but the attacker as well.

The same happened to an 18-year-old teen from Arizona, who was arrested this week

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Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks

October 29th, 2016

The infamous botnet that was used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn, causing vast internet outage last Friday, itself is flawed.

Yes, Mirai malware, which has already enslaved millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across 164 countries, contains several vulnerabilities that might be used against it in order to destroy

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