Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

DDoS Attack on Infinite Campus Limits Parent Access

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Infinite Campus, an educational software provider that houses the parent portal for Oklahoma City Public Schools, created access issues for those parents trying to connect to the district’s student information system. While this was not the first attack on Infinite Campus, district spokeswoman Beth Harrison told NewsOK that the most recent attacks …

Continue reading

DDoS attack on education vendor hinders access to districts’ online portals

Multiple school districts are reportedly suffering the effects of a denial of service attack perpetrated against Blaine, Minn.-based Infinite Campus, a third-party online services provider. As a result, district residents may be unable to reliably use services such as the “Parent Portal, through which teachers, parents and students can access information such as grades, class …

Continue reading

IoT malware grew significantly during the first half of 2018

New research from Kaspersky Lab reveals how cybercriminals are targeting IoT devices. During the first half of 2018, malware designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) devices grew three-fold with over 120,000 modifications of malware according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. The security firm’s IoT report revealed that the growth of malware families for …

Continue reading

Hackers behind Mirai botnet could be sentenced to working for the FBI

This comes after more than 18 months of already helping the FBI stop cyberattacks Three young hackers went from believing they were “untouchable” to helping the FBI stop future cyberattacks. The trio of hackers behind the Mirai botnet — one of the most powerful tools used for cyberattacks — has been working with the FBI …

Continue reading

What Feds Can Do to Guard Against DDoS Attacks and the Botnet Threat

In October 2016, the Mirai botnet took down domain name system provider Dyn, waking much of the world up to the fact that Internet of Things devices could be weaponized in a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Although DDoS attacks have been around since the early days of the modern internet, IT communities …

Continue reading