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Clapper: U.S. shelved 'hack backs' due to counterattack fears

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

Former Director of National Intelligence says there were numerous times the U.S. government wanted to go on the offensive after a cyberattack, only to decide against it at the last minute.

A reversal? Large-scale DDoS attacks take recent dip

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

Massive denial of service attacks were largely missing from the internet this summer.

Why a 'super-Mirai' attack never happened

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months 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.

A vulnerability in IoT software has opened a door into thousands of internet-connected devices

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Coding flaws evident in a popular open source software library known as gSOAP could allow a hacker to remotely control and infect internet-connected hardware like security cameras with malware, according to research published Tuesday by IoT-focused cybersecurity firm Senrio.

Was the recent flood of traffic to FCC's website actually a DDoS attack?

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

Cybersecurity experts have cast doubt on the Federal Communications Commission’s claim that it was the target of a distributed denial of service attack soon after TV host John Oliver asked his viewers to leave comments on FCC.gov.

Interpol identifies 9,000 computers in Asia owned by hackers, used to launch ransomware

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Nearly 9,000 computer servers based in southeast Asia are infected with or currently dispensing malware, according to a newly unveiled Interpol-led operation heavily supported by multiple private sector cybersecurity firms and domestic law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of compromised websites popularly used in Southeast Asia, including regional government portals, were also identified as under the control of hackers, Interpol announced Monday.

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