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Making Home Routers Easier To Use In Future DDoS Attacks

June 25, 2014

One of the limiting factors in large-scale Internet attacks like the one last week is the time it takes to scan the Internet. But new research suggests there are easier methods, and this bodes poorly for the future.

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Largest DDoS Attack (So Far) Included ... Cable Boxes?

June 25, 2014

Apparently the Internet of Things played a role in the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the antispam organization Spamhaus last week.

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Two-Day Long DDoS Attack Breaches U.S. Utility

June 25, 2014

A US utility's website was taken offline in February by a two-day long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to security vendor Prolexic.

BankInfoSecurity reports there were no direct connections between the utility attack and those on financial institutions over the last six months but suggested that criminal hackers were broadening their attacks to include other aspects of the US infrastructure.

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US Banks Once Again Face Cyber Attacks

June 25, 2014

Last September, twenty-six US banks were identified as targets of a massive distributed denial of service-based (DDoS-based) cyber attack. The threat remains, say Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, the criminal hackers responsible for the first wave.

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Banks Warned Of "Credible" Cyber Threat

June 24, 2014

Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) has warned US Banks of a potential cyber threat after outages affected Chase and Bank of America earlier this week.

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