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Frequency of DDoS Attacks Risen by 40% While Duration of Attacks Decrease

September 12, 2018
The frequency of DDoS attacks has risen by 40% year on year while the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, according to a new report released by Corero Network Security.
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DDoS Attacks Up 40% in 2018, Accelerating Time-to-Mitigation is Key, Corero Finds

September 12, 2018
In failing to detect attacks that last five minutes or less, organizations risk revenue-draining service outages.
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Security Expert’s Thoughts On Aim Of Attackers Using Mikrotik Routers

September 6, 2018
In NetLab 306's blog it said that MikroTik routers were being compromised with malware. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management of Corero Networks provides insight into his thoughts as to what the aim of the attackers might be.
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Hakai IoT Botnet Hits D-Link, Huawei, Realtek, Includes Efficient Telnet Scanner

September 6, 2018
In response to reports that a New Hakai IoT botnet is taking aim at D-Link, Huawei, and Realtek routers (link to ZDNet interview with researcher Ankit Anubhav) and that the malware includes efficient Telnet scanner, an expert with Corero Network Security offers perspective.
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Cryptocurrency Scams Replacing Ransomware as Attackers' Fave

August 30, 2018
Cryptojacking miners and fileless malware see biggest growth in first half of 2018.
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Bank of Spain hit with DDoS attack

August 29, 2018
The Bank of Spain's website hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack on Sunday which disrupted access to the site.
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Bank of Spain hit by a DDoS attack that shut down its website for two days

August 29, 2018
The Bank of Spain was hit by a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on August 26. The attack disrupted access to the bank’s website for days.
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A DDoS Knocked Spain's Central Bank Offline

August 29, 2018
In a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began on Sunday, 26 August, and extended into today, Spain's central bank was knocked offline. While Banco de Espana struggled to fight off the attack, business operations were not disrupted, according to Reuters.
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Bank Of Spain Under DDoS Attack

August 29, 2018
In response to the Reuters report that the Bank of Spain is under a DDoS attack, IT security experts commented below.
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DDoS attacks damage customer trust and erode confidence

August 22, 2018
Erosion of customer trust and confidence is the single most damaging consequence of DDoS attacks for businesses, according to a study amongst IT security professionals attending this year’s Infosecurity Europe, conducted by Corero Network Security, a leading provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions.
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Corero Study Confirms DDoS Attacks Damage Customer Trust and Erode Confidence

August 22, 2018
Data theft is also a key concern, mirroring industry concerns.
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Loss of Customer Trust and Confidence Biggest Consequence of DDoS Attacks

August 21, 2018
A new study from Corero Network Security has revealed that the most damaging consequence of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack for a business is the erosion of customer trust and confidence.
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Ukraine Plant Detects Malware

August 18, 2018
The Ukraine announced July 13 that it has blocked a VPNFilter attack on its chlorine distillation plant after they detected malware (on July 12) that had infiltrated its plant routers.
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Patching vulnerabilities: which should you prioritise?

August 16, 2018
First up is Andrew Lloyd, President and Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Corero who discusses the current trends in DDoS attacks and the smokescreens criminals use to distract investigators. Following this is Technical Director at Tenable, Gavin Millard, who advises on the vulnerabilities worth prioritising and gives us insight on the attackers' advantage.
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Cyber Kill Switch: The Good, the Bad and the Potentially Ugly

August 15, 2018
When WannaCry struck, companies across the globe feared they would be next until an unsuspecting hero emerged, sink-holing the worm with a kill switch. Since then, security defenders across all sectors have been trying to devise their own kill switch, acutely aware of the negative consequences that could come with activating the mechanism.
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Coinhive Cryptojacking Hits 200K+ MikroTik Routers

August 7, 2018
In response to the news that over 200,000 MikroTik routers have been hit by a Coinhive cryptojacking campaign, an expert with Corero Network Security offers thoughts.
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PowerGhost File-Less Cryptomining Malware Hitting Corp. Networks

August 6, 2018
In response to Kaspersky research finding that the fileless PowerGhost cryptomining malware is targeting corporate networks is more difficult to detect than other miners because it doesn’t download malicious files to the device and so is likely to operate longer unnoticed, an expert with Corero Network Security offers comments.
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Protecting your business from cyber attacks

August 6, 2018
Businesses have long been aware of the dangers they face from fraudulent activity, but until recently many have been guilty of underestimating the threat posed from cyber-attacks.
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Coinhive malware infects tens of thousands of MikroTik routers

August 6, 2018
The cryptominer Coinhive malware has infected tens of thousands of MikroTik routers around the world, as malicious actors take advantage of poor patching habits by users.
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NEWS & COMMENT: MASSIVE COINHIVE CRYPTOJACKING CAMPAIGN TOUCHES OVER 200,000 MIKROTIK ROUTERS

August 5, 2018
Security researchers have unearthed a massive cryptojacking campaign that targets MikroTik routers and changes their configuration to inject a copy of the Coinhive in-browser cryptocurrency mining script in some parts of users’ web traffic.
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MikroTik Routers Exploited in Massive Crypto-Mining Campaign

August 3, 2018
Attackers managed to infect tens of thousands of MikroTik network routers in Brazil with code that injects the CoinHive in-browser crypto-mining script into web traffic.
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Imperiled SCADA Systems

August 2, 2018
Industrial Control, like many other systems, are vulnerable to insider attacks. However, they have the additional challenge that they are still largely based on technology from several decades ago, when systems were totally air-gapped from the rest of the world.
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Huge Botnet - Comprising More Than 18,000 Huawei Routers – was Created by Anarc

August 2, 2018
A huge botnet, comprising more than 18,000 routers, was created by a malware author in one single day. Security researchers of NewSky Security were the first one to spot this new botnet.
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PowerGhost File-Less Cryptomining Malware Hitting Corp. Networks

August 2, 2018
In response to Kaspersky research finding that the fileless PowerGhost cryptomining malware is targeting corporate networks is moredifficult to detect than other miners because it doesn’t download malicious files to the device and so is likely to operate longer unnoticed, an expert with Corero Network Security offers comments.
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NEWS & COMMENT – POWERGHOST: BEWARE OF GHOST MINING

August 1, 2018
In response to Kaspersky research finding that the fileless PowerGhost cryptomining malware is targeting corporate networks is more difficult to detect than other miners because it doesn’t download malicious files to the device and so is likely to operate longer unnoticed, an expert with Corero Network Security offers comments.
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