Tag: Cyberattack

How Machine Learning Will Help Attackers

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.

Read the full article on Security Week

An Unknown Botnet Is Launching Daily DDoS Attacks for the Last 10 Days

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.

Read the full article on Bleeping Computer