Biohazard

Top five most wanted malware families worldwide

The Hancitor downloader has surged into the top five most wanted malware families worldwide for the first time, according to Check Point. The downloader, that installs …

matrix

Analyzing the latest wave of mega attacks

A new report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, including insight into two …

IoT

Apocalypse now: The IoT DDoS threat

One of the things you learn about humanity, if you’re paying attention, is that “gold rushes” bring out the worse in us. When there are no constraints and there is a greed …

robot

Building the IoT monster

When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, she imagined the misguided doctor assembling his creature from dead body parts, who instead of elevating science, created something dark …

robot

Understanding IoT botnets

If you were online on Friday October 21st, you were probably affected by the DDoS attack against managed DNS provider Dyn. Dyn observed that tens of millions of IP addresses …

Dyn

Dyn DDoS attack: The aftermath

On October 21, New Hampshire-based Internet performance management company Dyn suffered the largest DDoS attack ever to be registered. The attacks – there were three, in …

IoT

Leaked: Source code for Mirai IoT DDoS botnet

IoT-powered DDoS attacks are on the rise, and the situation is poised to become even worse now that the source code for the Mirai malware has been made public. Reporter Brian …