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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Cyber Attack Aims to Manipulate Mexican Election

On Wednesday June 13, in the run-up to Mexico’s July 1 presidential election, a website operated by the rightist National Action Party (PAN) was taken off-line for several hours by a DDoS attack. The outage occurred at the time of a televised presidential debate, and just following a point at which the PAN candidate held …

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Cyber-Physical Systems Are at Risk

Cyber-physical Systems (CPSs) have become the core components of safety-critical infrastructures such as smart grid, Building Automation Networks (BANs) and water/sewage plants. CPSs bridge the cyber and the physical worlds by integrating the computing and communication capabilities of the former to monitor, model, control, and analyze processes in the latter. The communication networks employed in …

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