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New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

February 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by ...
Hackers threaten to take down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas Day

Hackers threaten to take down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas Day

December 23, 2016Mohit Kumar
Bad news for gamers! It's once again the time when most of you will get new PlayStations and XBoxes that continue to be among the m...
Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

December 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Europol has announced that the law enforcement agencies from 13 countries around the globe have arrested 34 users of Netspoof DDoS attack...
Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

December 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
DDoS has become a game now that could knock any service offline. A Turkish hacking group is encouraging individuals to join its DDoS-fo...
Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

November 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last mon...
NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

November 22, 2016Mohit Kumar
A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a critical vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) has been publically released tha...
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...