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Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

As bad actors seek ever-more lucrative ways to enhance their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysts are noticing a sustained effort from the black hat community to amplify their firepower. Nexusguard has released new data revealing that DNS amplification attacks worldwide have increased 700% since 2016. In the first quarter of 2018, 55 DNS …

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Destructive Nation-State Cyberattacks Will Rise

More than 90 percent of respondents in a Tripwire survey in Europe expect attacks by state-sponsored threat actors to increase in the next 12 months. Incidents like last year’s WannaCry attacks by suspected North Korean threat actors and the more recent news about Russian hackers taking control of hundreds of thousands of network routers worldwide …

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Dutch organisations must unite to fight DDoS attacks

Experts in the Netherlands call on Dutch corporations and institutions to work together to help prevent distributed denial of service attacks. Several banks and websites in the Netherlands – including the Dutch tax authority – have fallen victim to severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent months – and the suspected culprit is …

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Security Flaws Allow Attackers to Hijack 400 Axis Camera Models

Axis Communications, one of the largest manufacturers of video surveillance equipment in the world, has fixed critical security flaws that affect some 390 of its network camera models. The vulnerabilities were found by researchers from IoT security firm VDOO as part of a research project called Vizavis that focuses on safety and security products. The …

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Israel Cyber Week: Government priorities & the rise of the ‘cyber-mensch’

Key to Israel’s cyber-success is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put himself in charge of cyber as he had identified it as both one of the biggest threats facing the country as well as one of its biggest business opportunities. At dinner in Tel Aviv with Rami Efrati, former head of the Civilian Division of …

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