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Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail
November 15, 2016Mohit Kumar
The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped pri...

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack
November 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (...

5 Major Russian Banks Hit With Powerful DDoS Attacks

5 Major Russian Banks Hit With Powerful DDoS Attacks
November 11, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have risen enormously in past few months and, mostly, they are coming from hacked and insecu...

OpenSSL Releases Patch For "High" Severity Vulnerability

OpenSSL Releases Patch For "High" Severity Vulnerability
November 10, 2016Mohit Kumar
As announced on Tuesday, the OpenSSL project team released OpenSSL version 1.1.0c that addresses three security vulnerabilities in its soft...

DDoS Attack Takes Down Central Heating System Amidst Winter In Finland

DDoS Attack Takes Down Central Heating System Amidst Winter In Finland
November 09, 2016Mohit Kumar
Just Imaging — What if, you enter into your home from a chilling weather outside, and the heating system fails to work because of a cyber...

Wikileaks Gets DDoSed after Leaking 8,200 DNC Emails One Day before U.S. Election

Wikileaks Gets DDoSed after Leaking 8,200 DNC Emails One Day before U.S. Election
November 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
With just two days before the presidential election, WikiLeaks late Sunday night published a new trove of emails apparently hacked from the...

More Insights On Alleged DDoS Attack Against Liberia Using Mirai Botnet

More Insights On Alleged DDoS Attack Against Liberia Using Mirai Botnet
November 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
On Thursday, we compiled a story based on research published by a British security expert reporting that some cyber criminals are apparen...

Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country

Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country
November 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Note — We have published  an updated article on what really happened behind the alleged DDoS attack against Liberia using Mirai botnet....

19-Year-Old Teenage Hacker Behind DDoS-for-Hire Service Pleads Guilty

19-Year-Old Teenage Hacker Behind DDoS-for-Hire Service Pleads Guilty
November 02, 2016Wang Wei
Due to the worldwide promotion of Mirai botnet that knocked down half of the Internet last Friday, hackers and even script kiddies have s...

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide
October 31, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The whole world is still dealing with the Mirai IoT Botnet that caused vast internet outage last Friday by launching massive distribute...

Teenage Hacker Arrested For Disrupting 911 Service With DDoS Attack

Teenage Hacker Arrested For Disrupting 911 Service With DDoS Attack
October 29, 2016Mohit Kumar
Just last month, researchers explained how an attacker can knock the 911 service offline in an entire state by launching automated Distr...

Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks

Mirai Botnet Itself is Flawed; Hacking Back IoTs Could Mitigate DDoS Attacks
October 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
The infamous botnet that was used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn...

Friday's Massive DDoS Attack Came from Just 100,000 Hacked IoT Devices

Friday's Massive DDoS Attack Came from Just 100,000 Hacked IoT Devices
October 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Guess how many devices participated in last Friday's massive DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn that caused vast internet outage? Ju...

Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet

Chinese Electronics Firm to Recall its Smart Cameras recently used to Take Down Internet
October 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You might be surprised to know that your security cameras, Internet-connected toasters and refrigerators may have inadvertently participa...

An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today

An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today
October 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against Dyn , a major domain name system (DNS) provider, broke large portions of th...

Massive DDoS Attack Against Dyn DNS Service Knocks Popular Sites Offline

Massive DDoS Attack Against Dyn DNS Service Knocks Popular Sites Offline
October 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
UPDATE — How an army of million of hacked Internet-connected smart devices almost broke the Internet today. Cyber attacks are getting ...

Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World's largest DDoS Attack released Online

Source Code for IoT botnet responsible for World's largest DDoS Attack released Online
October 03, 2016Mohit Kumar
With rapidly growing Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, they have become a much more attractive target for cybercriminals. Just recently...

World's largest 1 Tbps DDoS Attack launched from 152,000 hacked Smart Devices

World's largest 1 Tbps DDoS Attack launched from 152,000 hacked Smart Devices
September 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Do you know — Your Smart Devices may have inadvertently participated in a record-breaking largest cyber attack that Internet has just witnes...

Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works

Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works
September 23, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The OpenSSL Foundation has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its cryptographic code library, including a high severity bug that can be...

Here's How Hackers Can Disrupt '911' Emergency System and Put Your Life at Risk

Here's How Hackers Can Disrupt '911' Emergency System and Put Your Life at Risk
September 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
What would it take for hackers to significantly disrupt the US' 911 emergency call system? It only takes 6,000 Smartphones. Yes, ...
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