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GUEST OPINION: Companies are adopting cloud native technologies faster than ever before. With new technology comes new threats and challenges, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing an increasing number of cyber threats targeting cloud native environments.

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The Log4j vulnerability appears to have been overhyped by the infosec industry, with nothing like the scale of attacks expected materialising.

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Security vendor Palo Alto Labs has discovered two new variants of the Mirai and Gafgyt botnet that it says are targeting a flaw in the Apache Struts Web framework and one in SonicWall's Global Management System.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:47

Book review: Cyber Wars by Charles Arthur

This is an interesting in-depth look at some of the more (in)famous hacks and intrusions in recent history.

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A new wave of the Mirai botnet has been uncovered by Symantec, leveraging an open-source project that makes it more robust and compatible with multiple architectures and devices.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 09:36

Hide 'N Seek IoT botnet widens range of exploits

An Internet-of-Things botnet that initially targeted routers, IP cameras and DVRs, has now spread its wings to cross-platform database solutions and home devices, the security firm Fortinet claims.

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Thousands of Android devices connected to the Internet are being exploited by a network worm because a feature of the mobile operating system, known as Android Debug Bridge, has been enabled by default by manufacturers.

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A variant of the Mirai botnet is likely to have been used in attacks against one or more companies in the financial sector in January, the security firm Recorded Future claims, pointing out that this is the first time a botnet made up of Internet of Things devices has been used since Mirai.

Published in Security
Thursday, 14 December 2017 11:02

Three men plead guilty to operating Mirai botnet

Three men have pleaded guilty to operating the Mirai botnet which targeted Internet of Things devices last year and one of them has also entered a guilty plea to a charge of launching an attack on Rutgers University.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:55

Huawei routers dominate new 100,000-device botnet

Two Huawei router models comprise about 90% of the devices that are part of a 100,000-strong botnet using an advanced new strain of the Mirai malware.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:25

New malware gives CCTV DVRs amnesia

Palo Alto’s Unit 42 has identified a new variant of the IoT/Linux botnet “Tsunami” dubbed “Amnesia” that targets commercial grade closed circuit TV DVR (digital video recorder) devices made by TVT Digital and branded by over 70 vendors worldwide. About 227,000 devices are affected.

Published in Security
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:44

DDoS attack on Dyn costly for company: claim

A distributed denial of service attack on Dynamic Network Services, otherwise known as Dyn, in October 2016, led to the company losing a considerable amount of business, according to data from the security services company BitSight.

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Hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices are powering massive botnets and cybercriminals are offering DDoS attacks as a service. A total of 900,000 ZyXEL routers took down Deutsche Telekom users last week.

Published in Internet of Things
Friday, 04 November 2016 11:01

IoT botnet used in DDoS attack on Liberia

Malicious attackers have used the freely available Mirai malware to launch a distributed denial of service attack on the small African nation of Liberia, a security researcher says.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 11:37

New IoT botnet works at a rapid speed

A researcher going by the handle unixfreakjp says a new botnet aimed at Internet-of-Things devices known as Linux/IRCTelnet has already infected 3500 devices in the space of five days.

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Last week's distributed denial of service attack in the US against domain name services provider Dynamic Network Services is more likely to have been the work of "script kiddies", and not state actors.

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ANALYSIS Brian Krebs should know a thing or two about distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. His security website was shut down by one of the largest in history.

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