IoT attacks: 10 things you need to know

Something major happened in October. Internet of Things (IoT) devices were exploited by cybercriminals and turned into a rogue and malevolent army. A series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks affected websites connected to the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn, including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and PayPal. It’s possibly a watershed moment. Read about […]

How The Internet Of Things Is The Perfect Target For DDoS Attacks And Data Breaches

Read how Internet of Things connected devices are vulnerable vectors for DDoS attacks and data breaches on Tech Times : The world is taking advantage of the many benefits that the Internet of Things has to offer. However, along with these benefits comes the great threat of DDoS attacks and data breaches. DDoS refers to Distributed […]

Ransomware, DDoS now top threats as hackers look for big paydays

Hackers attacking business systems are most likely looking for a big payout — not trying to make a political point or steal secrets. Attempts to extort a ransom — either by threatening or carrying out a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack, or by infecting PCs with ransomware — is the most common motivation behind digital […]

39% Businesses unclear on how to save themselves from DDoS: Research

‘Corporate IT Security Risks’ Research from Kaspersky Lab has found that businesses are not ready to protect themselves against DDoS, with four in ten (39%) businesses unclear about the most effective protection strategy to combat this type of attack. A lack of knowledge and protection is putting businesses at risk of grinding to a halt. […]

DDoS-for-hire services thrive despite closure of major marketplace

Read Michael Kan’s article about DDoS-for-hire services are being sold and brought on the dark web on Computer World : The closure of a major online marketplace for paid distributed denial-of-service attacks appears to have done little to slow the illegal activity. In late October, HackForums.net shut down its “Server Stress Testing” section, amid concerns that […]

Almost a Fifth of Companies Have No DDoS Protection At All

A recent survey of 4,000 representatives of businesses in 25 countries found that 16 percent of respondents are not protected from DDoS attacks at all, and 39 percent admit that they’re unclear on how best to combat DDoS attacks. Read more about the 2016 Kaspersky Lab Corporate IT Security Risks survey reveals that nearly a fifth […]

Online Businesses Breathe a Sigh of Relief as DDoS Attacks Decrease

Despite being a very useful resource, the Internet is extremely sensitive to malpractices. Cyber attacks have become an everyday affair. One of the many malpractices that have raged the internet world is Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks. Read more about the new DDoS report by Verisign for Q3 2016 which reveals that DDoS attacks […]

DDoS Attacks Growth Could Lead to Flood of New Attacks in 2017

The increased frequency of DDoS attacks in 2016 does not bode well for 2017 across all industries, including credit unions and financial services, according to Sterling, Va.-based information provider Neustar, Inc. In its in-depth research report DDoS & Cyber Security Insights, Neustar provides statistical analysis of the distributed denial of services attacks and mitigation data collected […]

10 Biggest Security Stories of 2016

“As the denial of service (DDOS) attack against Dyn shook the internet a little over a week ago, it brought to the public forefront the changing dynamics of power in the online world. In the kinetic world of the past, the nation state equivalent was all-powerful, since it alone could raise the funds necessary to […]

Salesforce Security CTO: How A DDoS Attack Can Impact A Smart Grid

October’s distributed denial-of-service attack may have only influenced websites like Netflix and Twitter, but the security attack has much higher stakes, said Salesforce CTO Taher Elgamal. Read Taher Elgamal of Salesforce explain how a DDoS attack can impact a smart grid on CRN.