IoT attack leads to massive recall, security concerns

A huge Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that brought down “half the Internet,” according to alarmist headlines, is being blamed in large part on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. And it’s leading to a big recall of vulnerable products. 

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Here’s what can go wrong when you pay off your attackers

Companies often say they won’t pay ransomware, no matter what. But the truth is, many often do.  

Combating DDoS attacks: Hardware and software solutions

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are not a new threat in the realm of cybersecurity. In fact, the threat of DDoS goes back decades. However, these days DDoS attacks are more common and more sophisticated. 

Ransom, SQL-injection, DDoS: Perfect storm hits company

TalkTalk, a British telecom giant, was nailed by a huge attack that incorporated DDoS, SQL-injection, and now, apparently, a ransom attempt to collect Bitcoins in order not to release the stolen information. It started (as many attacks do) with a DDoS that was likely meant to distract and overwhelm IT’s defenses. From there, it appears, an […]

Hacker raises students’ tuition costs

A hacker whose ongoing attacks put Rutgers University’s cybersecurity under so much strain the school has had to increase tuition to fight back is still at it, according to reports. 

DDoS attacks run rampant: Can anything stop them?

One of the oldest weapons in a hacker’s arsenal is still one of the most effective: the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. 

The old-fashioned attack IT just can’t seem to shake: DDoS

One of the oldest tricks in the book is still giving IT departments major headaches. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a big problem, and only getting bigger – in every sense of the word.