The upcoming year will include an increased breadth and depth of attacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape, according to Trend Micro.
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Prefab phishing campaigns cost less to run and are twice as profitable as traditional phishing attacks, according to a new study by security vendor Imperva.
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One of the hackers who amassed a new massive army of zombie internet-connected devices that can launch disruptive cyberattacks—even by mistake—now claims to have taken control of 3.2 million home routers, taking advantage of a flaw that allowed anyone to connect to them.
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Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days. This is the promise behind blockchain, the distributed ledger that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and challenges the traditional server/client paradigm.
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The Russian state-controlled bank VTB confirmed that its websites had been targeted by a cyber attack. The VTB is the second largest bank in the country.
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Inside McAfee Labs’ predictions (PDF) for 2017 is this: criminals will use machine learning to analyze massive quantities of stolen records to identify potential victims and build contextually detailed emails that very effectively target these individuals. In short, just as defenders use machine learning to detect attacks, attackers will use machine learning to automate attacks and evade detection.
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Since November 23, an unidentified group has been using a massive botnet to launch large DDoS attacks on a daily basis, targeting a small number of targets concentrated on the US west coast.
According to Cloudflare, a company that among other things provides DDoS mitigation services, the attacks aren’t linked to a variant of the Mirai malware that was used in recent months to create massive botnets and launch similar DDoS attacks.
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