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DDoS Attacks Could Disrupt Brexit Negotiations

IT security professionals are bracing for DDoS attacks of unprecedented frequency in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide. That’s according to a survey from Corero Network Security, which found that more than half (57%) of respondents believe that the Brexit negotiations …

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Smart Drawing Pads Used for DDoS Attacks, IoT Fish Tank Used in Casino Hack

Some clever hackers found new ways to use the smart devices surrounding us, according to a report published last week by UK-based cyber-defense company Darktrace. The report, entitled the Darktrace Global Threat Report 2017, contains nine case studies from hacks investigated by Darktrace, among which two detail cyber-incidents caused by IoT devices. Smart drawing pads …

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5 reasons to take a fresh look your security policy

Evolving ransomware and DDoS attacks, new technology such as IoT, and changing user behavior are all good reasons to revise your security policy. Today’s advanced persistent threats, new business technologies and a younger workforce have prompted security budgets to shift from breach prevention to detection and response. Those same forces have also motivated many organizations …

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British Man Confesses to Deutsche Telekom Mirai Attack

A 29-year-old British man has confessed to a German court that he was behind a Mirai-based attack on Deutsche Telekom routers which ended up taking nearly one million customers offline last year. The man, described in local media reports as “Daniel K”, claims to have been told by then-employer a Liberian telecommunications company to build …

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Almost 60% of Scottish councils hit by cyber attacks

Almost 60 per cent of Scottish councils and more than half of Scotland’s health boards have been targeted by cyber criminals since 2014, a Scotsman investigation has revealed. Nine universities and numerous government bodies have also been hit during the last three years, the investigation found. Some local authorities reported being bombarded with thousands of …

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