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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Rise in multifunctional botnets

There is a growing demand around the world for multifunctional malware that is not designed for specific purposes but is flexible enough to perform almost any task. This was revealed by Kaspersky Lab researchers in a report on botnet activity in the first half of 2018. The research analysed more than 150 malware families and …

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DDoS attackers increasingly strike outside of normal business hours

DDoS attack volumes have increased by 50% to an average of 3.3 Gbps during May, June and July 2018, compared to 2.2 Gbps during the previous quarter, according to Link11. Attacks are also becoming increasingly complex, with 46% of incidents using two or more vectors. While attack volumes increased, researchers recorded a 36% decrease in …

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The complete guide to understanding web applications security

MODERN businesses use web applications every day to do different things, from interacting and engaging with customers to supporting sales and operations. As a result, web applications are rich with data and critical to the functioning of the company – which means, special precautions must be taken in order to protect them from hackers. However, not …

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