Three men plead guilty for roles in Mirai botnet empire, court documents show
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
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
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
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
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
Massive denial of service attacks were largely missing from the internet this summer.