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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Mirai Botnet

One million Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline in a November 2016 cyberattack.

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Clinton Foundation Hack Attempts

Timothy Sedlak also convicted in child pornography case and sentenced to 42 years in jail, Reuters reports.

Russia Top Source Of Nefarious Internet Traffic

Honeypot research from F-Secure shows majority of illicit online activity coming from IP addresses in Russia - also where ransomware is a hot commodity.

Survey: Most Attackers Need Less Than 12 Hours To Break In

A Nuix study of DEFCON pen testers shows that the usual security controls are of little use against a determined intruder

Blockchain’s New Role In The Internet of Things

With next gen 'distributed consensus' algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices

Google Researchers ‘Shatter’ SHA-1 Hash

'Collision' attack by researchers at CWI Institute and Google underscores need to retire SHA-1.

Netflix Debuts ‘Stethoscope’ Open-Source Security Tool

Entertainment giant offers open-source app for security.

Road Map To A $200,000 Cybersecurity Job

Looking to get ahead in cybersecurity? Here are four areas to keep in mind as you make a five-year career plan.

Microsoft Releases Security Updates For Some, Not All, Flaws

February 21 release addresses Adobe Flash Player bugs for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and Edge for Windows 10.

Exploit Kit-Based Attacks Decline Dramatically

But it's too soon to call this downward trend a permanent shift, experts say.

How to Secure Hyperconverged Infrastructures & Why It Is Different

The next-generation datacenter requires new security practices, but that doesn't mean everything we learned about datacenter security becomes obsolete.

End-Of-Life Software Alive And Well On US PCs

7.5% of users ran unpatched Windows operating systems in Q4 of 2016, up from 6.1 percent in Q3 of 2016, new study shows.