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Malware with bricking capabilities poses major threat after infecting 500,000+ networking device

A potentially highly destructive malware is estimated to have infected at least 500,000 networking devices in at least 54 countries since as far back as 2016, in what could be the prelude to a massive attack potentially capable of cutting off the internet from hundreds of thousands around the world. Researchers from Cisco Systems’ Talos threat …

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2018 Is the Worst Year for Corporate Security; Executives Lack Cohesive Security Plan

Security executives fear cyberattacks will heavily target critical infrastructures in the near future, but they don’t seem to be doing much about enforcing security policies that also cover IoT devices. Despite the major threat they pose, connected devices have so far been overlooked in security policies. It appears that in general, in spite of the …

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Is the Internet of Things impossible to secure?

Device manufacturers can no longer afford to take a back seat when it comes to IoT security. The use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is growing rapidly as more consumers and businesses recognise the benefits offered by smart devices. The range of IoT hardware available is huge, including everything from smart doorbells and connected …

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Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for DDoS Attacks, Firearm Charges

A New Mexico man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on dozens of organizations and for firearms-related charges. John Kelsey Gammell, 55, used several so-called booter services to launch cyberattacks, including VDoS, CStress, Inboot, Booter.xyz, and IPStresser. His targets included former employers, business competitors, companies that refused …

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Vulnerable connected devices posing immense security risk to organisations

Even though thousands of smart devices are being regularly connected to enterprise networks, many organisations do not have security policies for connected devices, or their employees do not follow existing policies by the book. In October last year, security researchers at both Check Point and Chinese security company Qihoo 360 Netlab discovered a new IoT …

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