• Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks

    Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are among of the oldest Internet threats to business operations, but they haven't diminished over the years.In fact, DDoS attacks are getting stepped up to a more significant level, flooding a site's Web servers, communication channels, and ability to process application requests.
  • DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    A Chinese electronics manufacturer admitted that its products inadvertently contributed to last week's massive cyberattack that knocked popular Web services offline.One big part of the problem: the Mirai botnet, which scours the Web for poorly protected IoT-connected devices and enlists them to overwhelm a target with online traffic, causing an outage.
  • After Trump Win, Russian Hackers Strike US Think Tanks

    After Trump Win, Russian Hackers Strike US Think Tanks

    A round of targeted phishing campaigns (attempts to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a trustworthy entity) came less than six hours after Donald Trump was named President-elect of the US.According to cyber incident response firm Volexity, the hackers belong to a Russian gang best known for infiltrating computer networks at the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Malware Turns ATMs Into Cash-Spewing Jackpots

    Malware Turns ATMs Into Cash-Spewing Jackpots

    But while Buhtrap looted ATMs via fraudulent wire transfers, the ATM scammers reportedly use a less hands-on method: "touchless jackpotting.The hackers reportedly use a penetration testing tool known as Cobalt Strike, which lets them access servers that control ATMs via bank PCs infected by malicious emails.