DNS software specialist Nominum has revealed that DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide.
The research reveals that more than 24 million home routers have open DNS proxies which potentially expose ISPs to DNS-based DDoS attacks.
An organization can spend mountains of cash on best of breed network defenses and security tools, but it can all come crashing down with one click from a user. Users are the weakest link when it comes to network and computer security, but a new survey from Globalscape reveals that the users themselves aren’t entirely to blame.
These days, the threat landscape for most companies is massive. But while there is a litany of outside threats that their security teams need to worry about, there is often an even greater danger much closer to home. Insider threats are an issue that no company is safe from, with breaches not just occurring at the hands of a disgruntled or malicious employee, but also unintentionally as a result of ignorance.
Hackers posted names, e-mail addresses, message histories, and partially protected login credentials for more than 158,000 forum users of Boxee.tv, the Web-based television service that was acquired by Samsung last year, researchers said.
Cybersecurity officials are still sizing up how much truth, if any, there is in a hacker group's claim that it stole data on hundreds of millions of U.S. card accounts.
The group, calling itself Anonymous Ukraine, said last week that it has seized information related to 800 million U.S. credit and debit card accounts — including cards said to belong to President Obama and other political heavyweights. The group says it wants to harm the U.S. economy.