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Ukrainian police seize servers suspected of spreading a malware virus

Ukrainian police seize servers suspected of spreading a malware virus

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said. The head of Ukraine’s Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, told Reuters the servers of M.E.Doc – Ukraine’s most […]

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There’s something a bit odd about the WannaCry virus, Watson

There’s something a bit odd about the WannaCry virus, Watson

Written by on May 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The WannaCry malware that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours is throwing up several surprises for cybersecurity researchers, including how it gained its initial foothold, how it spread so fast and why the hackers are not making much money from it. Some researchers have found evidence they say […]

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Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Symantec points out that Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware now tend to be used sparingly and attackers are increasingly attempting to hide in plain sight. According to the Symantec ISTR April 2017, cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by  extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts […]

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Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Written by on April 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

BrickerBot malware forms a Permanent Denial-of-Service (PDoS) botnet. The BrickerBot malware has been detected on honeypot servers maintained by DDoS protection company Radware. It describes the type of attack as a “permanent denial-of-service” (PDoS). “Over a four-day period, Radware’s honeypot recorded 1,895 PDoS attempts performed from several locations around the world. Its sole purpose was […]

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News highlights – 30 January

News highlights – 30 January

Written by on January 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 30 January Microsoft supporting Washington State lawsuit against Trump immigration order (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said it has been cooperating with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, which is suing in federal court to stop President Donald Trump’s order restricting immigration from several Muslim countries. Read more… Dropbox heading for $1 billion […]

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Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

2017 is going to be a pivotal year with the rise in DDoS, with an average of one attack a month reaching at least 1 Tbps in size. In addition, the number of DDoS attacks for the year are expected to reach 10 million, according to the latest technology, media and telecommunications predictions report [PDF] from Deloitte. The […]

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Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Written by on October 31, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai malware once again hijacked headlines last week as it was identified as the tool behind last week’s massive DDoS attack. Earlier this month October, a hacker published the source code of the Mirai malware online for everyone to use, modify and abuse. The Mirai malware was created to automatically search the internet for unsecured IoT/connected […]

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OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai reveals mirage of IoT security – are we all doomed? It’s a new world record; web hosting firm OVH has been hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack reaching speeds of 1.5 Tbps, following an attack on the website belonging to security journalist Brian Krebs. This latest attack smashes the previous record […]

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Probation for man who invented Blackshades malware

Probation for man who invented Blackshades malware

Written by on February 1, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Arizona man who co-created software distributed by an organization called Blackshades that was used to hack into a million computers worldwide was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation. Michael Hogue, who online was known by the moniker “xVisceral,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan […]

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Is there malware lurking in your TV?

Is there malware lurking in your TV?

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

ITEM: Your smart TV may be vulnerable to malware – if it’s running on an older version of Android. Smart TVs that use the Android OS can use apps to watch streaming TV channels. But according to Trend Micro, some of these apps contain a backdoor that abuses an old flaw in Android versions before Lollipop […]

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