Last Friday here in Europe, we saw over 50,000 companies and over 100 countries hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack. In Germany, digital display boards at Deutsche Bahn train stations were inoperable. In Spain, internal computers were down at telecommunications provider Telefonica. In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) was hit, with staff unable to access patient records, some phones down […]
Like something out of the Walking Dead, a plague is ripping through the Internet and turning IoT devices into zombies. The horde amassed by the Hajime malware has grown to over 300,000 Internet of Things devices. While your smart fridge won’t come to life and try to eat your brains, the term “zombie” in this […]
Five major Russian banks were targeted late last week by a botnet comprised of 24,000 computer and IoT devices. The attacks came from devices in 30 countries, including the United States, India, and Taiwan. The attacks came in the form of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS), which sends millions of requests to servers, taking them offline. From there, […]
Sorting your good bots from your bad
Defense against intrusion is no longer enough.
With a quick Google search and a little bit of time, nearly anyone can build their own botnet. Cry havoc!