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.
Hack Forums, one of the internet’s largest freely accessible security technology sites, has garnered some unwanted attention lately. When a denizen of the forum released the source code of the Mirai botnet malware, many security researchers...
Lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) functions as a kind of internal search solution, helping companies find everything from contact information to encryption certificates and network services. As noted by SC Magazine, however, it’s...
Though DDoS attacks using authentic IoT devices are easy to detect, they are one of the more difficult attack types to remediate.
The Internet of Things is here to stay. Despite the market's rapid growth and the high level of risk, many companies still neglect IoT security.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are nothing new. Cybercriminals have been recruiting bots to do their dirty work for years, manipulating them into spamming company websites and causing collateral damage. What’s more, many...