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Three men plead guilty for roles in Mirai botnet empire, court documents show

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

The defendants, Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman, were all labeled co-conspirators by the Department of Justice.

Freedom House: Governments are turning cyberweapons on their own people

by Shaun Waterman • 1 month ago

More and more governments are using cyberweapons like malware and DDoS attacks against internal critics and dissidents, making them them the second-most-common form of repression after actual arrests, according to a new report from human rights group Freedom House.

Latest 'cyber moonshot' idea is a national DDoS defense system

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Former NSA cyber official Phil Quade says his cyber moonshot is as clear and simple as the original lunar mission: A public-private partnership to defend against DDoS attacks.

Researchers warn of 'vast' new IoT botnet

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Check Point Technologies and Qihoo 360 see a botnet coming that could cause more damage than Mirai.

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

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months 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 • 4 months ago

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

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