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Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?

Tweaking business models for greater 404 kerching The DDoS attack business has advanced to the point that running an attack can cost as little...

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...

Automating security? Robots can’t replace humans in decision loop

While technology can be used for malicious purposes, such as hardware used for DDoS attacks, it's the human that crafts the malware, determines the...

Mirai is the hydra of IoT security: too many heads to...

Efforts to stop Mirai, a malware found infecting thousands of IoT devices, have become a game of whack-a-mole, with differing opinions over whether hackers...

Bots: Biggest player on the cybercrime block

In the world of cybercrime, ransomware, and DDoS attacks had the highest profile by far during the past year.There was an entire day devoted...

Massive Necurs Spam Botnet Now Equipped to Launch DDoS Attacks

With more than one million active bots at any time, a Necurs-enabled DDoS attack could dwarf such an attack by the Mirai botnet.

Necurs Botnet Learns New DDoS Trick

Researchers say Necurs malware has been updated with a module that adds SOCKS/HTTP proxy and DDOS capabilities to this malware.

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

Today’s leading causes of DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks are growing ever bigger. Here's what's causing them.

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...

Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than...

Large DDoS Attacks on the Rise, Akamai Report Finds

As internet speeds around the world continue to get faster and an increasing number of devices are being connected, there is also an increasing...