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Six Lessons From Boston Children’s ‘Hacktivist’ Attack

CIO Daniel Nigrin, M.D., says hospitals must prepare for DDoS and ransomware Most health system CIOs have heard about the 2014 attack on Boston Children’s Hospital by a member or members of the activist hacker group Anonymous. The hospital was forced to deal with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as well as a …

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Businesses are becoming main target for cybercriminals, report finds

Cybercrime activity continues to expand in scope and complexity, according to the latest report by cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, as businesses become the preferred target for crooks throughout Q3. Malware detection on businesses shot up 55% between Q2 and Q3, with the biggest attack vector coming from information-stealing trojans such as the self-propagating Emotet and infamous …

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Security automation can help IT teams limit cyberattack risks

Attacks are becoming largely automated forcing security solutions to provide multiple layers of defence. Basic forms of automatioorks and infrastructure secure. Cybersecurity threats have become a grim reality for businesses today. Due to wide-scale digitisation efforts, companies now store customers’ personal and financial information making their systems prime targets for cybercriminals to breach. These kinds …

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‘Torii’ Breaks New Ground For IoT Malware

Stealth, persistence mechanism and ability to infect a wide swath of devices make malware dangerous and very different from the usual Mirai knockoffs, Avast says. A dangerous and potentially destructive new IoT malware sample has recently surfaced that for the first time this year is not just another cheap Mirai knockoff. Researchers from security vendor …

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190 UK Universities Targeted with Hundreds of DDoS Attacks

A large number of security attacks have been targeting universities all over the UK. Over 850 DDoS attacks were analyzed across 190 universities. Security experts suspect students or staff to be behind the large-scale attacks. Over 850 DDoS attacks have taken place in the United Kingdom, that have targeted 190 universities in the 2017-2018 academic …

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