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Lawfare editor on persistent DDoS attack: 'We wish they'd knock it off'

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The DDoS attack is a reminder of the prevalence of this blunt attack method and of a growing security market for defenses against it.

If you have a Wi-Fi router, the firmware is probably old, a new report says

by Jared Beinart • 4 weeks ago

The study was completed in response to an FBI warning in May related to VPNFilter.

VPNFilter now has 'even greater capabilities,' research shows

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

VPNFilter, the malware framework that co-opted half a million routers into a botnet earlier this year, has “even greater capabilities” than previously documented, new research shows.

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.

In war against botnets, manufacturers need to step up, report says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

Zombie computer armies are also too easy for attackers to assemble, the tools to mitigate them are too seldom employed, and the market hasn't given companies much reason to try harder, the federal government says.

Cisco: Malware and encrypted traffic will challenge federal agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

Hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection, Cisco said in a new report.

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