Major Russian banks attacked by powerful IoT devices-focused botnet

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, […]

U.S. feds hope cyberattacks will wither under new “strategic principles”

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 […]

Can ISIS hack into the Internet of Things? (Uh, no.)

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 […]