Archive: 2018

Critical Infrastructure Organisations Could Face Huge Fines Under NIS Directive

The NIS Regulations are taking effect and those who operate essential services and industrial control systems will be expected to improve their resilience to today’s cyber threats. We examine how critical infrastructure organisations will respond to the rising threat of cyber-attacks.

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DDoS Attacks Can Cost Organizations $50,000 Per Attack

Corero surveyed over 300 security professionals from a range of industries including financial services, cloud, government, online gaming and media sectors, which revealed that DDoS attacks are costing enterprises up to $50,000 (£35,000) per attack.

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Hajime Botnet Scanning for Vulnerable MikroTik Routers

Security researchers have shared concerns about scans being carried out by a Hajime IoT botnet looking to mass-infect unpatched MikroTik devices. This blog explains what is the Hajime botnet, Botnet herding and how to protect against the threat.

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Banks in Denial over Their Resilience to DDoS attacks

Are retail and investment banks in denial about being adequately protected from the frequent advanced DDoS attacks they’re getting hit with today?

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Critical Infrastructure Under Attack

Security researchers have long shared their concerns about potential cyberattacks on critical infrastructure systems. Over the past few weeks, there have been several reports highlighting the dangers of such attacks.

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The NIS Directive – just how tough is it really?

Over the last few months, UK media outlets have been filled with reports about the series of tough new measures being introduced on 9th May to protect our national critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

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The US Government Vs Botnets

U.S. government agencies are working hard to solve the problem of botnets and other cyber threats, and are asking for input from various stakeholders.

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Corero’s Expertise Effectively Eliminates the Double-Trouble Threat of the Memcached Exploit

We’ve identified an “active defense” countermeasure which neutralizes the problem. In more emotive terms, we have found and implemented the “kill switch” for Memcached.

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Minding Your MANRS

Maintaining the resilience and stability of the global Internet requires collaborative efforts between Internet Service Providers (ISPs), government agencies, enterprises, security vendors and end users.

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Bursts, Waves and DDoS: What You Need to Know

A recent Cisco report found that 42 percent of organizations experienced “burst” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017.

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US and European Agencies Warn about the Risk of International Cyber Threats

Critical infrastructure organizations have to take steps to mitigate the possibility of DDoS and other cyber threats.

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Autosploit: A Marriage Made for DDoS Botnets

On January 30, 2018 a new mass exploitation tool called “Autosploit” was released on Github, a Git repository hosting service.

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Pundits Speculate: Did Russian Hackers Launch DDoS Attacks on Dutch Organizations?

The Dutch national tax office said its website went offline briefly, for 5-10 minutes. Regardless of how long they were under DDoS attack, those afflicted Dutch organizations should also be concerned about a security breach.

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Hackers Targeting 2018 Winter Olympic Games

As cyber threats have evolved and increased, so too has the probability of such attacks on the Games.

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The Rise of IoT Botnet Threats and DDoS attacks

IoT devices still suffer from basic security vulnerabilities and it is precisely this lack of security that makes them so attractive to hackers. But it’s not just a password problem anymore.

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New Malware and Mirai Botnet Variants Pose Significant Threats

There is no shortage of malware on the Dark Web. In particular, during the past week security researchers from various points around the world have been talking about three threats, two of which are variants of the now infamous Mirai botnet code.

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DDoS Protection: a Big Need for Small Business

Cyber criminals will go after anybody who appears to be vulnerable with DDoS attacks that can mask nefarious security breaches. Learn more about why all businesses need to protect against DDoS attacks.

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Spamhaus Project Releases Annual Report, Cites 32% Increase in Number of Botnet Command & Control Servers

The number of botnet Command and Control (C&C) IP addresses has dramatically increased in the past year, according to the 2017 annual report from The Spamhaus Project.

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DHS, DOC Draft Report that Urges Government-Industry Cooperation to Strengthen Cyber Defense

The federal government realizes that it alone cannot manifest the reality of its vision; policies, standards, best practices, regulations and laws can go only so far.

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Cybersecurity Compliance and Resilience

IT security professionals have to worry about defending against ever-evolving cyber threats and, increasingly, the C-suite has to worry about following cybersecurity laws.

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Show Them That Crime Doesn’t Pay; Don’t Surrender to Cyber Extortionists

Ransomware and DDoS attacks are two of the most common and dangerous cyber threats now facing organizations.

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