If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that any new way of DDoSing will reveal that there are a huge number of undefended devices online
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Neustar’s annual DDoS attack report says businesses can lose $2.5M on average detecting and mitigating DDoS attacks.
Rapidly growing, insecure internet-connected devices are becoming albatross around the necks of individuals and organizations with malware authors routinely hacking them to form botnets that can be further used as weapons in DDoS and other cyber attacks.
But now finding malicious servers, hosted by attackers, that control botnet of infected machines gets a bit easier. Thanks to Shodan and
Move shows the importance of international co-operation to take down cybercrime at its roots
As the inauguration of Donald Trump gets under way in Washington DC, one activist is calling for a DIY DDoS-style attack – which may not be legal
Law enforcement from more than a dozen countries last week carried out a series of operations designed to crack down on DDoS-for-hire services.
We’ve had a steady stream of questions about “BlackNurse”, so we thought we’d answer them all in one place. Here you are.
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 […]
Akamai calls this one “SSHowDowN”, which is shorthand for “DON’T SET DEFAULT PASSWORDS BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE.”