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News – Startup Security Weekly #47

July 19th, 2017

ZeroFOX, Deep Instinct, Flashpoint, Symantec acquired Skycure for an undisclosed amount, RiskLens and Nok Nok Labs raised $8M series D. Startup Articles & Discussion[edit] Five questions brands need to answer to be customer first in the digital age ==> 3 Essential (And 1 Surprising) Components Of A Successful Sales Strategy ==> knowing who isn’t a fit is […]

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Dyn DDoS Work of Script Kiddies, Not Politically Motivated Hackers

October 25th, 2016

Researchers at Flashpoint said Friday’s DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn was likely the work of script kiddies and not advanced attackers.

Posted in Allison Nixon, booters, Dyn, Dyn DDoS, Flashpoint, Government, Hackforums, IoT, IoT botnet, mirai, mirai malware, nation-state hackers, script kiddies, stressers | Comments (0)

Mirai-Fueled IoT Botnet Behind DDoS Attacks on DNS Providers

October 22nd, 2016

Ten percent of the 550,000 IoT nodes in the Mirai botnet are involved in ongoing DDoS attacks against DNS provider Dyn and others.

Posted in Application-layer DDoS, Botnet, critical infrastructure, Dale Drew, DNS providers, Dyn, Flashpoint, IoT, IoT botnet, Level 3 Communications, mirai | Comments (0)

Mirai Internet of Things Botnet Linked to Internet Outage | Flashpoint

October 22nd, 2016

In-brief: A denial of service attack on the managed DNS firm DYN was due, in part, to attacks from Internet of Things devices running the Mirai malware, the firm Flashpoint reported. Analysis by the firm Flashpoint suggests that large-scale denial of service attacks against the managed DNS provider DYN on Friday were carried out, in part, by cameras, digital video recorders and other “Internet of Things” endpoints infected with the Mirai malware. In a blog post, Flashpoint said its analysis confirmed that some of the malicious infrastructure responsible for the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were running the Mirai malware. From the blog post: Flashpoint has confirmed that at least some of the devices used in the Dyn DNS attacks are DVRs, further matching the technical indicators and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with previous known Mirai botnet attacks. However, unlike the botnets used to launch attacks against the website of […]


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