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The cost of launching a DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal.The motives behind such attacks can vary – from...

Nest CCTV cameras can be easily blacked out by Bluetooth burglars

So far, no patch available to the public Nest's Dropcam and Dropcam Pro security cameras can be wirelessly attacked via Bluetooth to crash and...

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks

A cross-platform win32-based Mirai spreader and botnet is in the wild and previously discussed publicly. However, there is much information confused together, as if...

Scottish court issues damages to couple over distress caused by neighbour’s...

Personal data gathering ruled 'intrusive, excessive and unjustified' A Scottish couple have been awarded damages of more than £17,000 in total for the "extreme...

Two Arrested For CCTV Camera Hack On Washington, DC

A British man and Swedish woman have reportedly been arrested in the UK for the cyberattack ahead of Trump's inauguration.

Ransomware Attack On CCTV Cameras In Washington DC Ahead Of Trump...

Around 70% of public surveillance cameras were found non-functional due to attack by two ransomware variants.

DC police surveillance cameras were infected with ransomware before inauguration

(credit: ogglog) Networked digital video recorders have been harnessed for all sorts of ill intent over the past few months, including use in a...

Ransomware disrupts Washington DC’s CCTV system

About 70 percent of the cameras hooked up to the police’s closed-circuit TV (CCTV) system in Washington, D.C., were reportedly unable to record footage...

Ransomware killed 70% of Washington DC CCTV ahead of inauguration

Huge ransomware.The best ransomware. Ransomware fixed with a wipe-and-restore Criminals infected 70 percent of storage devices tied to closed-circuit TVs in Washington DC eight...

Digital video recorder installers master password list ‘leaked’ – claims

If true, we're talking remote viewing of people's CCTV cams Xiongmai, the vendor behind many Mirai-vulnerable DVRs, has earned the consternation of security watchers once...

Another Massive DDoS Closes Out 2016, But Mirai Not To Blame

Using a new malware variant called Leet, the 650 Gbps DDoS attack matched Mirai's floods of traffic. This past year has been one for the...

Stealing, scamming, bluffing: El Reg rides along with pen-testing ‘red team...

Broad smiles, good suits and fake IDs test security in new dimensions FEATURE "Go to this McDonald's," Chris Gatford told me. "There's a 'Create Your...