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The profit margins benefiting criminals from illegal DDoS services

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have studied the DDoS services available on the black market and determined just how far this illegal business has advanced, as well as the extent of its popularity and profitability. The worrying news is that arranging an attack costs as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions, ... Read More »

Curses! Mobile Banking Malware ‘Swearing Trojan’ Lives on, Despite Police Actions

A foul-mouthed Android banking trojan that once appeared neutralized after its distributors were rounded up in a police raid has shown new signs of life, suggesting the operation was larger than originally thought, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported on Tuesday. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

3,000 Industrial Plants Per Year Infected with Malware

Targeted industrial control systems-themed malware is less prevalent yet persistent, including one variant posing as Siemens PLC firmware that has been in action since 2013, researchers find. A piece of crimeware posing as legitimate Siemens PLC software has been in circulation for four years by an unknown attack group attempting to infect industrial networks mainly in the US. View full story ... Read More »

Ultima: 1/3 of UK companies failing to educate staff about Cyber Security

A recent survey by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey found that 65% of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto their mobile devices, and 68% of companies do not have an awareness ... Read More »

Ixia’s security report shows organizations still vulnerable to brute force attacks

Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has announced the release of the first Ixia Security Report, a summation of 2016’s biggest security events including findings from Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, which uses a global network of honeypots and web crawlers to actively identify known and unknown malware, attack vectors and application ... Read More »

The dawn of the DDoS of Things (DoT)

Dr Chase Cunningham, Director of Cyber Operations,
A10 Networks

Last year saw an unprecedented uptick in the volume, size and scope of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Led mostly by the Mirai malware, this drumfire of DDoS attacks took advantage of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices to build massive botnets and launch mammoth DDoS attacks, the likes of which the industry had never seen. For the first ... Read More »

Bad Bots Running Wild Online

Nearly every website containing a login page is under attack from bots looking to access the site, a new report has revealed. Distil’s 2017 Bad Bot Report, which looks back at 2016’s bot activity, found that 96% of websites with a login elements were hit by bot activity, while 97% of sites with proprietary content and/or pricing were hit by unwanted ... Read More »

Targeted malware used against Polish banks

Several Polish banks have been hacked by unknown attackers. The threat is delivered sneakily, via a watering hole attack, whereby a trusted but compromised website redirects to a landing page (the Polish Financial Supervision Authority) boobytrapped with an exploit. In a new blog post ESET deliver technical details of this, as-yet minimally documented, malware. Their key findings show: The website of the ... Read More »

Trouble ahead for smart cities, predicts Tripwire’s Rekha Shenoy

It was an event long predicted but when it finally happened security watchers were still taken aback. On 23 December 2015, three Ukrainian power companies suffered an unexpected, near simultaneous power outage that left at least 225,000 people without electricity just before Christmas, a bitterly cold time of the year. The incident affecting 30 sub-stations was bad enough but it ... Read More »

The Necurs Botnet

Necurs, thought to be one of the world’s largest botnets, returned online in June this year, and once again began to terrorize victims who got in its path. Necurs is responsible for millions in dollar losses linked to Locky ransomware and Dridex banking Trojan infections. In this short video, AppRiver’s experts discuss how they noticed and questioned the significant decrease in the virus ... Read More »