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Russian hackers found the 'ultimate' hacking tool buried in the supply chain of laptops

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

Russian-linked hackers found a way to use "Lojack for Laptops" for spying, despite the software's parent company being warned about vulnerabilities multiple times.

Code for massive 'Memcrashed' DDoS attack made public

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

It's been just over a week since the first massive Memcached-fueled denial of service attack. The authors of the new tool is being released "to bring more attention to the flaw."

Arbor Networks reports record-breaking 1.7Tbps DDoS attack

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

The attack used the same memcached technique that was used in the 1.35Tbps attack on GitHub less than a week prior.

Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 11 months ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Why a 'super-Mirai' attack never happened

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

A large network of corporate IoT devices that was gathered to launch a massive DDoS attack. Then whomever created it the network decided against using it.

Arbor: DDoS attacks growing faster in size, complexity

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The size of distributed denial of service attacks continued to grow at a faster rate than ever last year, and the attacks also increased in frequency and complexity, according to Arbor Networks' latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report.