Why Critical National Infrastructure Organizations Shouldn’t Overlook DDoS Attacks

On the 1st of November the Department of Homeland Security kicked off its National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. The month is aimed at raising awareness on the security issues which surround our critical national infrastructure and providing organizations with best-practice advice on ways to help keep these systems safe from physical and cyber security threats.

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DDoS Attacks Can Interfere with Election Campaigns

With the U.S. 2018 midterm elections less than two weeks away, elections officials and political candidates have reason to be concerned about cybersecurity. Potential targets could include either a state or local election system, or the websites of political candidates, or on voter registration systems.

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California Connected-Devices Bill: Is it enough to Stop IoT Botnets?

It was recently announced that the State of California is introducing new legislation which amongst other requirements, will effectively ban the use of weak passwords on internet-enabled devices. The law will come into force in 2020 and means manufacturers of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices will no longer be able to program their products with default or generic passwords, which have notoriously been exploited by cybercriminals.

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Juniper Networks Enters into Global Sales Agreement with Corero, and Invests $2.0 Million

Last week Corero was pleased to announce the expansion of our global partnership with Juniper Networks; Juniper signed a multi-year agreement to resell Corero’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection software products and services, with Juniper’s MX Series 5G Universal Routing platform. Following closely on the heels of that announcement came yet another piece of good news: Juniper is investing $2.0 million in Corero.

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Instagram – the New Advertising Platform for Botnets

Recent reports have revealed that cybercriminals are using the popular social media site, Instagram, as a marketplace to advertise the rental of Botnets. The advertisements do not make it clear how powerful the botnets are; however, some posts are claiming to provide cheap access to the Mirai botnet, which was behind one of the largest cyberattacks in history.

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