Over the past two years, DDoS attacks have grown in strength and in purpose - they are often used now as a tool of extortion, says Richard Meeus of security vendor NSFOCUS. How should security leaders prepare to respond to these strikes?
Federal regulators have issued an alert urging healthcare sector organizations to take specific steps to prevent falling victim to distributed denial-of-service attacks. Security experts offer an assessment, plus additional tips.
With their reliance on so many IoT devices, how can healthcare organizations defend against menaces such as the Mirai malware, which exploit these devices to create powerful botnets and launch DDoS attacks? Akamai's Dave Lewis offers tips.
Deutsche Telekom says 900,000 customers were unable to access the internet after their routers were infected with malware. Researchers say it's a modified version of Mirai - code for building an internet-of-things botnet.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with a look at the ransomware attack against San Francisco's light rail agency. Also featured is an analysis of the ongoing fallout from Australia's online census project.
What's needed to bolster the security of internet of things devices to help prevent cyberattacks, such as the recent botnet-driven DDoS attack against web services provider Dyn? Security experts offered their views at a Nov. 16 congressional hearing.
U.K. Chancellor Philip Hammond used the launch of Britain's new five-year National Cyber Security Strategy to trumpet the country's strike-back capabilities. But other parts of the strategy - including more automated defenses - hold much greater promise.
As if the internet of things didn't seem secure enough, now we have to worry about apps on our smartphones posing a risk too. At Black Hat Europe, researchers from Invincea Labs demonstrated zero-day flaws in Belkin's WeMo home-automation device firmware as well the WeMo Android app, which have been patched.
DDoS attacks apparently were directed at the small west African country of Liberia from the same botnet that struck networking services provider Dyn. Were the attacks just a test for a bigger attack to come?
As investigations into the distributed denial-of-service attack on Singaporean ISP StarHub continue, experts believe that the scale of IoT infections - needed to launch attacks of such severity - and the circumstances perpetuating it are the bigger problems.
This year, the annual Black Hat Europe conference decamps from Amsterdam to London. What's in store? Everything from mobile ransomware and quantum-resistant crypto to "ego markets" and how to turn Belkin IoT devices into launch pads for DDoS attacks.