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Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency

Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency
December 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered multiple attack campaigns conducted by an established Chinese criminal group that operates worldwid...

Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet

Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet
December 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
The U.S. federal officials have arrested three hackers who have pleaded guilty to computer-crimes charges for creating and distributing M...

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet
October 21, 2017Wang Wei
Just a year after Mirai —biggest IoT-based malware that caused vast Internet outages by launching massive DDoS attacks—completed its fir...

Incapsula Updated Review — New Security Options, Improved Delivery and Reliability

Incapsula Updated Review — New Security Options, Improved Delivery and Reliability
September 06, 2017Unknown
It's been close to five years since we last looked at Incapsula , a security-focused CDN service known for its DDoS mitigation and w...

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom
July 25, 2017Mohit Kumar
An unnamed 29-year-old man, named by authorities as "Daniel K.," pleaded guilty in a German court on Friday to charges related to ...

Two New Platforms Found Offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service to 'Wannabe Hackers'

Two New Platforms Found Offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service to 'Wannabe Hackers'
July 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Cybercrime has continued to evolve and today exists in a highly organised form. Cybercrime has increasingly been commercialised, and it...

UK Teenager, Aged 18, Charged With Running DDoS-For-Hire Service

UK Teenager, Aged 18, Charged With Running DDoS-For-Hire Service
July 03, 2017Wang Wei
A teenage student has been charged with running a supplying malware that was used for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) atta...

More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry
May 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA's elite hac...

Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals
April 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them. Due to the insecure implementation, a ma...

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices
February 10, 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 24, 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 29, 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 23, 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 14, 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...
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