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Top 5 Reasons You Should Have Cyber Insurance

April 10, 2018
The average hack cost businesses £857,000 in 2017, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2018.
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Cyber-attack knocks Energy Services Group offline

April 4, 2018
A cyber-attack against Energy Services Group (ESG), which handles customer transactions for natural gas pipelines owned by several energy firms, has knocked the company's systems offline.
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US Gas Pipelines Hit by Cyber-Attack

April 4, 2018
Several US gas pipelines have been hit after a cyber-attack targeted a third-party supplier.
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Cyberattack knocks Energy Services Group offline

April 3, 2018
A cyberattack against Energy Services Group (ESG), which handles customer transactions for natural gas pipelines owned by several energy firms, has knocked the company's systems offline.
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UK businesses financially unprepared for cyber-attacks

April 3, 2018
In spite of the prevalence of cyber-threats facing every business sector, a survey has found that two thirds of businesses do not have a financial plan in place in the event of a cyber attack.
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1/4 Of DDoS Attacks Hit Unintended Victims

March 30, 2018
In response to today’s Kaspersky Labs’ research summary “No Room for Cyber-Complacency: a Quarter of DDoS Attacks Claim Unintended Victims”, a cybersecurity expert with Corero Network Security, leaders in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions commented below.
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NCSC in Cyber Risk Warning ahead of Local Elections

March 24, 2018
Earlier this week GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that some areas of the British electoral system could still be vulnerable to cyber operations, ahead of local elections scheduled for May 3, 2018.
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Chinese Hackers Building A Botnet

March 23, 2018
Security researchers have discovered malware that could be assembling a botnet army composed of five million compromised Android devices. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point said that the RottenSys malware was targeted at Android users through an app disguised as a WiFi service.
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DDoS Attacks For Sale

March 22, 2018
Renting a DDoS attack on the Dark Web is going for $10/h, $200/day, or for $500-$1,2000 for week-long attacks according to Armor. Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security commented below.
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Russia DDoS Election Interference Attack

March 22, 2018
Reports of DDoS attacks on the Russian, or any other government, elections come as no surprise. There’s no better time to make your point, whether it’s political, moral or otherwise, whichever side of the political fence you sit.
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Chinese hackers building a botnet out of five million compromised Android devices

March 21, 2018
Security researchers have discovered malware that could be assembling a botnet army composed of five million compromised Android devices.
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Russian Central Election Commission repels DDoS attack against its website on election day

March 20, 2018
It has been reported that the Russian Central Election Commission’s website was hit by a DDoS attack from IP addresses from 15 countries on the election day. If you’re planning to write on this please see below for some thoughts from security experts.
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Cavalry riding to the rescue of DDOS-deluged memcached users

March 12, 2018
DDoS attacks taking advantage of ill-advised use of memcached have begun to decline, either because sysadmins are securing the process, or because people are using a potentially-troublesome “kill switch”.
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Corero Reveals 'Kill-Switch' To Suppress Memcached DDoS Attacks

March 12, 2018
Network security firm Corero revealed that it discovered a “kill-switch” that can suppress memcached attacks in seconds. The company also revealed that memcached attacks can not only disrupt services, but also steal server data.
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Attackers Infect Computers with Cyberespionage Malware via Hacked Routers

March 12, 2018
Security researchers have discovered a new malware framework that’s used for cyberespionage and is delivered to computers through hacked MikroTik routers.
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Memcached DDoS attack ‘kill switch’ discovered

March 9, 2018
Corero Network Security has disclosed the existence of a practical ‘kill switch’ countermeasure for the Memcached vulnerability, responsible for some of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded. At the same time, the company has warned that the vulnerability is more extensive than originally reported – and can also be used by attackers to steal or modify data from the vulnerable Memcached servers.
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Memcached DDoS Attacks Slow Down as Patching Ramps Up

March 9, 2018
Memcached patching efforts appear to be working as the attack bandwidth size of memcached DDoS attacks are now on the decline.
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Memfixed Tool Helps Mitigate Memcached-Based DDoS Attacks

March 9, 2018
The tool, written in Python, was coded around a mitigation technique put forward by a developer on the Memcached project, but also verified by DDoS mitigation firm Corero.
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Memcrashed: The Dangerous Trend Behind the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever

March 9, 2018
While two PoC exploits for memcached DDoS attacks have been released online, experts at security firm Corero Network announced they have discovered a ‘kill switch’ to address the memcached vulnerability.
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Kill switch halts memcached DDoS attacks

March 9, 2018
Researchers have identified a technique that can halt a memcached amplification attack.
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Google, PlayStation & NRA suffered DDoS attacks via Memcached servers

March 9, 2018
By now the vulnerability in Memcached Servers has been exposed to the masses since its proof of concept (PoC) code was recently published online. That exposure would now allow script kiddies to conduct large-scale DDoS attack as if the recent massive DDoS attack on Github and the world’s largest 1.7Tbps attack on an American firm weren’t enough.
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Memcached Flaw Kill Switch Could Foil DDoS-Ers

March 8, 2018
Researchers claim to have discovered a way of mitigating a vulnerability in Memcached servers which is responsible for two of the biggest DDoS attacks ever recorded. Corero Network Security said it has disclosed the new “kill switch” to the authorities in a bid to lock down the flaw worldwide and prevent more damaging attacks.
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Memcached DDoS Attacks: 95,000 Servers Vulnerable to Abuse

March 8, 2018
More than 95,000 servers could still be vulnerable to being abused to launch massive distributed denial-of-service attacks.
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Kill Switch Can Mitigate Massive DDoS Attacks Via Memcached Servers

March 8, 2018
Recently we informed our readers about how attackers are abusing the misconfigured Memcached servers to launch massive DDoS attacks. According to the observation of not one or two but three security firms, massive Memcached reflection distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are being launched with an unprecedented intensification factor of 50,000, which is the largest in DDoS attacks’ history.
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On Discovery Of Memcached DDoS Attack Kill Switch

March 8, 2018
Looking at shodan.io indicates there are many more than just 17,000 Memcached servers that can be used for DDoS attacks.
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