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Dridex: A History of Evolution

In the several years that the Dridex family has existed, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to block the botnetrsquo;s activity.

The ongoing evolution of the malware demonstrates that the cybercriminals are not about to bid farewell to their brainchild, which is providing them with a steady revenue stream.

BrandPost: The Collaboration “Singularity” Is Drawing Closer

Conceived on a napkin in 1993 by Richard Platt and David Tucker at Incite (soon to become Selsius Systems), the world's first IP PBX was a true killer app for the rapidly emerging IP network platform.  Connecting people together via real-time voice turned out to be an ideal use of newly ubiquitous fast ethernet infrastructuremdash;and unifying voice and data networks helped turn “convergencerdquo; into a buzzword. High-quality, real-time human-to-human communication requires a high-performance network, naturally, and in 1998 the soothsayers in Ciscorsquo;s MA division foresaw IP comms driving IP infrastructure spending, and a match made in Dallas was born.  Currently representing well over $1 billion in direct sales of Cisco Unified Communications equipment, and many multiples of that in indirect network infrastructure revenue, itrsquo;s clear that connecting people over the network is a big deal.  And while just about everyone else in Silicone Valley is focused in roughly the same head-space, Ciscorsquo;s proven ability to weaponize its technology with industrial-strength security, reliability, manageability, and scalemdash;and then point it at the lucrative enterprise marketmdash;turned it into the largest PBX vendor on the planet (from zero to #1 in under five years).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world.

File antivirus detected a total of 174,989,956 unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects.

Netgear ‘fixes’ router by adding phone-home features that record your IP...

Yeah, that'll be secure for sure Netgear NightHawk R7000 users who ran last week's firmware upgrade need to check their settings, because the company added a remote data collection feature to the units.…

The Fundamental Flaw in TCP/IP: Connecting Everything

Almost 30 years after its inception, it's time to fix the engine that both fuels the modern day Internet and is the root cause of its most vexing security challenges.

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokeacute;mon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad.

After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.

After I started tracking these infected apps, two things struck me – how rapidly they became popular and the comments in the user review sections.

Gizmodo went phishing with the Trump team—will they catch a charge?

"Security test" sent to 15 officials, advisors, others skirts the edges of CFAA.

Anglophiles: Hang up your VPN; iPlayer isn’t for you anymore

BBC collects IP address, location, e-mail address in fight against online cheats.

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

Another IoT botnet has been found feasting on vulnerable IP cameras

Children, please welcome Persirai to the class Researchers have discovered yet another IoT botnet.…

New IoT Botnet Discovered, 120K IP Cameras At Risk of Attack

The Persirai IoT botnet, which targets IP cameras, arrives hot on the heels of Mirai and highlights the growing threat of IoT botnets.