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Security automation can help IT teams limit cyberattack risks

Attacks are becoming largely automated forcing security solutions to provide multiple layers of defence. Basic forms of automatioorks and infrastructure secure. Cybersecurity threats have become a grim reality for businesses today. Due to wide-scale digitisation efforts, companies now store customers’ personal and financial information making their systems prime targets for cybercriminals to breach. These kinds …

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‘Torii’ Breaks New Ground For IoT Malware

Stealth, persistence mechanism and ability to infect a wide swath of devices make malware dangerous and very different from the usual Mirai knockoffs, Avast says. A dangerous and potentially destructive new IoT malware sample has recently surfaced that for the first time this year is not just another cheap Mirai knockoff. Researchers from security vendor …

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190 UK Universities Targeted with Hundreds of DDoS Attacks

A large number of security attacks have been targeting universities all over the UK. Over 850 DDoS attacks were analyzed across 190 universities. Security experts suspect students or staff to be behind the large-scale attacks. Over 850 DDoS attacks have taken place in the United Kingdom, that have targeted 190 universities in the 2017-2018 academic …

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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 …

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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 …

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