Monthly Archives: February 2018

New Kaspersky Labs research notes that the financial impact of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack continues to rise, and is now more than $120K for SMBs and more than $2M for enterprise organizations. A Corero Network Security executive notes that these costs can climb far higher, based on recent research and given […]

Enterprise costs of DDoS attacks exceed $2Mil – Corero Expert ...

By: Chris Gebhardt, Director of Information Security Many privacy advocates become apoplectic at hearing the US government’s demand for a backdoor into encrypted devices and communication. I too felt the government didn’t need to see my communications. However, there is a legal justification for such a backdoor. I didn’t like […]

The US Government Should Have Access to All Encrypted Devices ...

Guest Contributor Bill Hess – PixelPrivacy HummingBad malware infected over 10 million Android devices in the summer of 2016. The malware was capable of taking over an Android smartphone or tablet, stealing and selling a device’s user information, and downloading and installing unauthorized apps. Also in 2016, Mazar malware is downloaded when users click on […]

How to Remove Malware & Viruses From Android Phones (Oreo ...

WatchGuard Technologies reports that hackers are now looking to supercharge their IoT botnets by exploiting Linux. They say “many IoT devices use inexpensive embedded Linux systems, which are notorious for having insecure defaults. By creating just a little malware code, these hackers think they can double their botnet power.” Their […]

2018 Security Predictions – Double Up on Linux Attacks

The BBC is reporting today that “Pakistani police have arrested four people accused of stealing spinal fluid from women.  The suspects told women they had to provide blood samples to qualify for financial assistance from the Punjab government.”  They maintain that “The gang is thought to have stolen spinal fluid […]

BBC: Pakistan gang ‘stole spinal fluid from women’

Examining the Threat Posed by Cyberattacks Against Critical Infrastructure By Joe Grillo, CEO, Vanderbilt We probably take critical infrastructure for granted in our day-to-day living. We turn on a tap, flick a switch, or push a button and water, light, and heat are all readily available to us. However, as […]

Examining the Threat Posed by Cyberattacks Against Critical Infrastructure

Creating massive botnets utilizing IoT devices around the world is a cyber-criminal’s dream come true.  Will it take government regulation to force manufacturers to produce devices with adequate built-in protection? With manufacturers cranking out IoT devices as quickly as possible – and security controls thrown in as an afterthought – […]

2018 Security Predictions – IoT Botnets to Spur Government Regulations