The White House’s battle against botnets

The Trump administration’s new report on botnets, which are networks of hijacked computers and devices that can unleash increasingly destructive cyber attacks, is a prelude to a cybersecurity strategy that will test the will and resourcefulness of federal agencies and private industry alike. “If this doesn’t work, we’re screwed,” said one industry source who has …

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Cybercrime Poses a Mounting Problem in Taiwan

“White hat” hackers and cyber-cops fight crime in Taiwan’s heavily attacked cyberspace. Cybercrime is a growing problem in Taiwan and around the world, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers agree. “It’s absolutely on the rise because everything is connected to the internet – you can shop online, can do anything,” says Wu Fu-mei, acting director …

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Frequency & Costs of DNS-Based Attacks Soar

The average cost of a DNS attack in the US has climbed 57% over the last year to $654,000 in 2018, a survey from EfficientIP shows. The frequency of Domain Name System (DNS) attacks and the costs associated with addressing them are both increasing sharply, a new survey by EfficientIP shows. The DNS management vendor …

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Incident Of The Week: 15K Accounts Breached At U.K. Credit Union

In the dynamic world of cyber security, breaches are both tightly guarded and, sadly, imminent. Combing through data, market research and threat-defense efforts taken by enterprises can be a daunting task. Here at Cyber Security Hub, we both track the latest industry news and make it more navigable for the IT professional. CSHub coverage extends …

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DDoS Attacks Ebb and Flow After Webstresser Takedown

Shortly after Infosecurity Magazine reported that administrators of the world’s largest DDoS-as-a-service website had been arrested, Link11 wrote a blog post, concluding that “In the short period of time since that date, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) has seen a roughly 60% decline in DDoS attacks on targets in Europe.” The reported deduction differs significantly from the findings …

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