The traditional slow crescendo of malicious traffic in DDoS attacks is being replaced by a technique that hits organizations in multiple places at once.
A distributed DDoS attack can now net fraudsters revenue that any private company would envy: Done right, attackers can reach 95 percent profit margins.
An FTP server, and especially anonymous FTP services, can be a significant security flaw that puts health care offices at risk.
IoT security risks include physical, network, software and encryption attacks that target the sensor, network and application layers of IoT systems.
As the Internet of Things continues to expand, IT leaders must prepare accordingly or find themselves vulnerable to countless IoT security threats.
In additional to familiar malware processes, FireCrypt ransomware is capable of launching DDoS attacks after encrypting victims' files.
In 2016, the year of the DDoS attack, cybercriminals hijacked millions of IoT devices to create massive botnets they used to take down popular websites.
Cybercriminals have learned how to exploit the IoT and Telnet servers to commit record-shattering DDoS attacks against major websites.
In the past few months, researchers have observed large-scale DDoS attacks that leverage vulnerable IoT devices to create massive botnets.
Domain name provider Dyn suffered the largest DDoS attack in history on Oct. 21. DDoS is nothing new, but the attack highlights some alarming trends.