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A NEW CCTV NIGHTMARE: BOTNETS AND DDOS ATTACKS

Botnets and DDoS Attacks There’s just so much that seems as though it could go wrong with closed-circuit television cameras, a.k.a. video surveillance. With an ever-increasing number of digital eyes on the average person at all times, people can hardly be blamed for feeling like they’re one misfortune away from joining the ranks of Don’t …

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Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks

Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites. One such attack, recently observed by researchers from Web security firm Sucuri, targeted the website of one of the company’s customers: a small bricks-and-mortar jewelry shop. The attack flooded the website …

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Anonymous Takes Down Minnesota Courts Website for God Knows What Reason

An unknown party claiming to be part of the Anonymous hacker collective emailed the StarTribune on Wednesday morning, June 22, claiming responsibility for the ongoing DDoS attacks that downed the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s website for most of the business day. The attacks started around 8:00 AM, and access to mncourts.gov was restored around 5:15 PM, in the …

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DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS ON THE RISE, ONLINE GAMING REMAINS TOP TARGET

The number of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks is on the rise and online gaming sites remain the number one target. According to the latest State of the Internet Security report by Akamai Technologies, the number of DDOS attacks in the first quarter of 2016 was up 125% from Q1 2015 and up 22.5% from Q4 2015. Online gaming …

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Anonymous Suspected of Attacks on Central Banks in Indonesia and South Korea

Authorities in Indonesia and South Korea have told Reuters about recent DDOS attacks aimed at the websites of their central banks. Both Bank Indonesia and Bank of Korea took action by blocking IPs from parts of the globe they don’t usually see login attempts from. A Bank Indonesia spokesperson told Reuters that their institution blocked access from …

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