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The Battle of the Botnets and How It Affects Your Business
The term botnet is popular in the virus-writing world, but for businesses it's an unfamiliar term. Hackers express their dislike for company policy by bringing down the company website using viruses, Trojan horses, and denial-of-service attacks. Bringing down popular websites has... read more
DDoS becoming more 'sophisticated', damaging
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) have matured with hackers blending different attack techniques and becoming more damaging, observers note. They add that defenses need to evolve to complement infrastructure security that has already been commoditized." DDoS attacks, where ... read more
Using layers to secure services
News of the recent LinkedIn security breach that compromised 6.4 million user accounts must have sent shivers down the spines of users who heavily make use of the website. While LinkedIn has since reset its systems, it could take days to complete investigations into how security ... read more
2012: Next-generation threats need next-generation firewalls
Globally connected malware authors spew new threats faster than ever and even the most diligent companies continue to suffer the indignity of successful security attacks It wasn’t too long ago that security vendors were touting new ‘heuristic’, or behaviour based,analysis ... read more
Alleged U.K, Lulzsec associate indicted for U.S. cyber attacks
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a man who law enforcement officials call an associate of the hacking group LulzSec, with multiple computer attacks targeting a news organization and private companies, including Sony Pictures and Fox Entertainment Group. Ryan Cleary... read more
Who Is the ‘Festi’ Botmaster?
Pavel Vrublevsky, the co-founder of Russian payment processor ChronoPay, is set to appear before a judge this week in a criminal case in which he is accused of hiring a botmaster to attack a competitor. Prosecutors believe that the man Vrublevsky hired in that attack was the cura... read more
Russians protest against Putin despite pressure
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through Moscow amid a stream of banners demanding President Vladimir Putin step down and challenging new laws designed to curb protest against his strongly centralized rule. Protesters chanting "Russia without Putin!" an... read more
Hackers protest anti-hacking bill by hacking govt sites
Seven government websites have been hacked on Independence Day as a protest against certain provisions in the anti-cybercrime bill passed by the House. The group responsible is calling themselves \"PrivateX\", a coalition of local hacker groups HukbalaHack, Anonymous #OccupyP... read more
Who is responsible for protecting a business against cybercrime?
Emerging trends within the working environment have many organisations clambering for new ways to ensure that they are safeguarded against any malicious attacks. The introduction of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing have opened up new avenues for cyber criminals to infilt... read more
'That's a FUBAR train wreck waiting to happen' - Plus: 'It is fairly simple to stop HULK attacks'
LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm all got hacked and had user passwords stolen. Millions of members from the business network and the dating site had their passwords published online, while users were also getting spammed, indicating emails may have been taken too. LinkedIn came ... read more