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NCSA spells out cyber threats to UK businesses

June 7, 2018
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed that UK businesses face a growing threat from ransomware and data breaches, whilst also highlighting increasing concerns surrounding cloud storage and the Internet of Things.
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Cybersecurity at the World Cup: What You Should Know

June 6, 2018
The need for heightened cybersecurity — not only because of the expanded digitization of sports venues but because the very attributes that make these events worthwhile open additional avenues for social engineering.
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Russian Malware Attack Forces FBI To Issue Reboot Advisory

June 4, 2018
The FBI has issued a warning to all Americans after a suspected Russia-backed malware attack: turn off your router and turn it back on again.
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Justice Department Announces Seizure of Domain Behind Russian-Backed Botnet

June 2, 2018
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that's at the center of a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign, largely thwarting the potential weaponization of a network of more than half a million web-connected devices across the globe
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Google Offers Free DDoS Protection To Political Compaigns

May 29, 2018
News broke yesterday that Google parent company Alphabet’s experimental incubator Jigsaw will provide free cybersecurity protection to political campaigns.
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“Brain Food” Nuisance Spam Botnet Tracked To Malicious PHP Script On 5,000

May 25, 2018
News broke earlier today that a malicious PHP script found on over 5,000 compromised websites has been fingered as the source of a large-scale spam campaign that has been silently redirecting users to web pages hosting diet and intelligence boosting pills.
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DHS cyber strategy

May 25, 2018
In the United States, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a strategy on its approach to identifying and managing national cybersecurity risk.
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Hackers may use VPNFilter malware to target Champions League final

May 24, 2018
On Sunday, millions of football fans from across the world will see European footballing giants Real Madrid and Liverpool take head to head at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine to claim the coveted Champions League trophy.
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Cisco warns that 500,000 routers and devices infected by hackers ahead of football Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine

May 24, 2018
Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software.
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Bricking malware poses major threat to 500,000 devices - Ukraine targetted

May 24, 2018
A potentially highly destructive malware is estimated to have infected at least 500,000 networking devices in at least 54 countries since as far back as 2016, in what could be the prelude to a massive attack.
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Cisco warns that 500,000 routers and devices infected by hackers ahead of football Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine

May 24, 2018
Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software.
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Hackers replacing volumetric DDoS attacks with "low and slow" attacks

May 23, 2018
By the middle of last year, organisations across the UK had woken up to the threat of DDoS attacks that had, by November, increased in frequency by a massive 91 percent over Q1 2017 and 35 percent over Q2 figures.
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Network News - Moves, adds and changes

May 20, 2018
A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions.
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Google offers free DDoS protection services, and is removing HTTPS padlock

May 18, 2018
Google rolls out a free DDoS protection platform 'Project Shield' to protect news sites and free expression to defend the democratic process. Its also removing its 'green padlock' for HTTPS websites; HTTP sites to be marked 'insecure'.
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Google / Alphabet’s Jigsaw Project Offers DDoS Protection To US Mid-Term Candidates

May 18, 2018
In response to news that Google parent company Alphabet’s Jigsaw Project is offering to protect US mid-term campaigns from online attacks, a DDoS mitigation expert with Corero Network Security commented below.
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Hide and Seek Brings Persistence to IoT Botnets

May 18, 2018
The rapidly evolving Hide and Seek botnet is now persistent on a wide range of infected IoT devices.
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Rail Europe Customer Data Breach

May 15, 2018
In response to news that the Danish railway company DSB was hit with a DDoS attack over the weekend that prevented passengers from purchasing tickets via app, website, ticket machine or at store kiosks, IT security experts commented below.
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US Department of Homeland Security unveils new cyber security strategy

May 14, 2018
US unveils new government cyber security strategy just days after cyber 'czar' role is scrapped
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Danish Railway Company DSB Suffers DDoS Attack

May 14, 2018
Danish rail travelers found buying a ticket difficult yesterday, following a DDoS attack on the railway company DSB.
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Pulling out of Iran deal could lead to more DDoS attacks, say cyber intelligence experts

May 11, 2018
Scrapping the Iran nuclear deal could lead to an increase in the number of cyber attacks against the US, former government officials and security experts have told The Washington Post.
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Why DDoS Just Won’t Die

May 8, 2018
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are getting bigger, badder, and ‘blended.’ What you can (and can’t) do about that.
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Dasan GPON Routers Under Attack

May 7, 2018
Botherders are now leveraging vulnerabilities in Dasan GPON routers that was discovered earlier this week and published by an anonymous researcher on the VPNMentor blog.
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GPON Home Routers Vulnerability

May 4, 2018
Researchers at VPN Mentor have found two vulnerabilities in GPON home routers that, when combined, could allow attackers complete control of the device and therefore the network.
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Cyber security firm raises £3 million to fuel growth

May 3, 2018
Corero raises new funds following contract wins with cloud based service firm.
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70% of UK critical infrastructure organisations could be liable for fines under the NIS Directive

May 3, 2018
More than two thirds of UK critical infrastructure organisations (70%) have suffered from service outages on their IT networks in the past two years, leaving them potentially vulnerable to receiving fines under the new NIS Regulations which come into force next week, according to data revealed under the Freedom of Information Act by Corero Network Security.
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