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Hacker Admits to Mirai Attack Against Deutsche Telekom

July 24th, 2017

A hacker that goes by the name “BestBuy” admitted to a German court that he was behind an attack last year that knocked over a million Deutsche Telekom customers offline.

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With an Eye on IoT Security ARM buys Simulity for $15m

July 14th, 2017

In-brief: ARM’s purchase of Simulity adds the ability to do over the air updates to embedded SIM chips and highlights ARM’s efforts to build out security and management at IoT scale.  A tiny deal this week by ARM could have a big impact on the security of the Internet of Things. The company, which makes a wide range of low power…

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DDoS Attacks Can Cost Businesses Up to $2.5M Per Attack, Report Says

May 2nd, 2017

Neustar’s annual DDoS attack report says businesses can lose $2.5M on average detecting and mitigating DDoS attacks.

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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.

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Mirai, Mirai, on the wall – through the looking glass of the attack on Dyn

October 24th, 2016

Since Friday’s big DDoS attack on Dyn, we’ve heard a lot about what Mirai and the attack on Dyn was, much of which is guesswork to fill in the blanks. Let’s look at some of the assertions and myths that have been doing the rounds.

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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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When DVRs Attack: A Post IoT Attack Analysis

October 10th, 2016

Researchers sort out what went wrong when an estimated 500,000 DVRs and IP-based cameras were used in a series of massive DDoS attacks in September.

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