Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets

Industry Weighs in on How the Government Can Fight Botnets. Feds need to secure the internet of things and work more closely with private companies, they said. Government technologists must develop more partnerships with the private sector and flesh out security guidelines to stop botnets from knocking websites and networks offline, cybersecurity experts said. Cyber …

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Hackers graduate to financial gain as motivation for IoT attacks

Securing IoT devices is a top priority for organisations looking to implement this new technology. The phrase Internet-of-Things (IoT) has gone from buzzword to common speech, having had an impact on almost every industry and sector. Once an abbreviation that seemed bound for fad-status among the tech elite, even the average consumer now embraces “IoT” …

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Let’s Not Make the Distributed Internet Insecure

We built the internet to be fast and efficient, but made mistakes that have led to the security problems we see today: DDoS attacks, massive breaches, thefts of huge amounts of data, and tampering with systems for either profit or political gain. In building the internet, we prioritized performance, and built the infrastructure assuming people …

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PyeongChang Winter Games hit by cyber attack

Although critical operations were not affected by the incident, event organisers at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics had to shut down servers and the official games website to prevent further damage. The ongoing Winter Olympics in South Korea was hit by a cyber attack that affected internet and TV services last Friday, according to the International …

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Europe in the firing line of evolving DDoS attacks

The Europe, Middle East and Africa region accounts for more than half the world’s distributed denial of service attacks, a report from F5 Labs reveals. The past year has seen a 64% rise in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and greater tactical diversity from cyber criminals, according to customer data from F5’s Poland-based Security …

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