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They’re watching. And they can bring you down - Why the world is scared of hacktivists ...
It took more than being arrested at his home in the Netherlands by a swarm of police officers to shake 19-year-old Martijn Gonlag’s faith in Anonymous, an amorphous cyber-collective that has terrorised law enforcement and leading companies on five continents. Gonlag, who lives... read more
Botnet hacker made $17,000 a day - The geek inherit your wallet
Trend Micro has uncovered just how far one cyber criminal's reach went. A man in his 20s, somewhere in Russia, used a slew of criminal toolkits to earn money attacking over 90 countries and pocketing $3.2 million in just six months. Trend Micro believes Soldier used a network of... read more
Malicious spam campaigns leave experts puzzled
...Other possibilities would be that the malware is used for DDoS attacks or for stealing webmail accounts - but there has been no significant increase in either kind of activity. But, as Commtouch's Avi Turiel suggests, perhaps it will be used for a new kind of evil activity, on... read more
Hackers Love Small Businesses: Don’t Be an Easy Target
There have been a lot of hacking incidents in the past year and many big companies, including Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu and Motorola have been the target of hackers who want to steal the data stored on their systems. read more
Five Steps to Minimize Denial-of-Service Risks in SMBs
The idea behind a DoS attack is simple: to tie up so much computing resources as to render a website painfully slow to navigate or even inaccessible by legitimate users. This can be devastating to an online business run by an SMB, which may not have the budget to engage the servi... read more
SMBs Need Denial-Of-Service Action Plan
So you've taken steps to minimize the risk of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack--but what if one happens anyway? Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) need to be ready with what Neustar director of security operations Ted Swearingen terms an "instant response plan." Staying prepare... read more
How SMBs Can Minimize Denial-of-Service Risks - As the holiday shopping season looms, SMBs can't afford to have their websites taken down. Consider this expert advice.
Is your online business ready for the holiday shopping spree? It might not be if you're making it too easy for hackers to take down your website. Though denial-of-service (DoS) and similar, grander-scale distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks aren't new, like some other th... read more
An online arms race rages between attackers and defenders - Retailers find that defensive measures must keep pace.
For a big online retailer like Overstock.com Inc., now branded O.co, Internet security is a way of life. “O.co, as with any major Internet site, is constantly being attacked,” says Sam Peterson, the e-retailer’s senior vice president of technology, web site and merchandi... read more
DDoS is Cloud's security Achilles heel - Current approaches to information security favour confidentiality and integrity at the expense of availability
Cloud providers and customers are ignoring the importance of securing online services against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at their own peril. read more
DDoS Defense: Preventing business disruption
There was a time when you could cause a website to freeze up just by hitting enter repeatedly when your web browser was open to it. One of the techniques that became popular during the Iranian election protests was to use pagereload.com, a tool developed for click fraud, to cont... read more