It feels like barely a week goes by without another breaking news account of a terrorist attack involving vehicle ramming, a form of attack in which a perpetrator deliberately aims a motor vehicle at a target with the intent to inflict fatal injuries or significant property damage by striking with concussive force. From 2014 through […]
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, […]
The Obama Administration is looking to make sure the type of cyberattack that took major websites — like Spotify, Netflix, and Twitter — offline last week does not happen again. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will develop a set of “strategic principles” for connected devices, to ensure they meet security standards and don’t fall […]
Chinese webcam manufacturer Xiongmai has issued a recall of around 10,000 compromised webcams, which were linked to a serious U.S. cyberattack last week. The attack rendered major websites like Spotify and Twitter offline for hours. It took security experts a few days to figure out exactly what happened, as this is a new type of […]
ISIS is a growing cyber threat, but don’t get too concerned about attacks on the Internet of Things just yet, according to business threat intelligence consultancy Flashpoint “Pro-ISIS hackers have emerged in the past two years with the intent to launch cyber-attacks on critical Western targets, and their numbers are growing,” said Flashpoint co-founder Laith […]
But hackers promise more are on the way.