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Teen pleads guilty to creating DDoS tool used in 1.7 million attacks

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A 19-year-old UK teenager from Hertfordshire has pleaded guilty to creating and running the Titanium Stresser booter service, with which he launched 594 denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Read more: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/11/03/teen-pleads-guilty-to-creating-ddos-tool-used-in-1-7-million-attacks/

LIVE CYBER ATTACK THREAT MAP

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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https://threatmap.checkpoint.com/ThreatPortal/livemap.html  

Encryption hiding malware in half of cyber attacks

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Malware in nearly half of cyber attacks in the past 12 months has been sneaked into organisations under the cover of encryption, a study has revealed. The demand for data privacy in the post-Snowden era is driving the use of encryption, but that has security and other implications for business. Just as organisations are increasingly […]

Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target

August 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The way we think about cyber attacks changed in December 2015, when Ukraine experienced the first recorded power outage caused by a cyber attack. It didn’t last long—between one and six hours, depending on the area—but it showed the government, industry, and the public how these attacks could affect the physical world. It’s not just […]

June 2016 Cyber Attacks Statistics

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It’s time to publish the statistics derived from the Cyber Attacks Timelines of June. Let’s start from the Daily Trend chart.  June has shown quite a sustained level of activity (the most active month so far), concentrated primarily in the central week. As always, cyber crime ranks on top of the Motivations Behind Attacks chart […]

Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers. Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be “grand challenges”. These competitions try to accelerate […]

Russia cyber attack: Large hack ‘hits government’

August 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A “professional” cyber attack has hit Russian government bodies, the country’s intelligence service says. A “cyber-spying virus” was found in the networks of about 20 organisations, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The report comes as Russia stands accused over data breaches involving the Democratic Party in the US. The Russian government has denied involvement […]

GoToMyPC passwords reset after cyber-attack

June 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Passwords for every GoToMyPC account are being reset following a “sophisticated” attack on the service. Many people use GoToMyPC to obtain remote access to home and work computers via a web browser. The attackers used login names and passwords found in other data breaches to get at GoToMyPC accounts. The global password reset comes soon […]

N Korea could be linked to cyber-attacks on banks, security firm says

May 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months. Symantec said it had evidence that the same group attempted to steal money from a bank in the Philippines, one in Vietnam and Bangladesh’s central bank. It also said the rare malware deployed was similar to […]

Cyber attacks: Two-thirds of big UK businesses targeted

May 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year, according to government research. Most of the attacks involved viruses, spyware or malware, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey says. A quarter of large firms experiencing a cyber breach did so at least once a month. Digital Economy Minister Ed […]

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