Tag: US

Europol and US authorities bust 34 DDoS attackers and 101 suspects

Since the emergence of Mirai IoT botnet, there have been a noticeable increase in DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) and it looks like authorities are eager to take on culprits behind these attacks. In a statement released by Europol’s press service on Monday, it has been announced that Europol itself and with the help of US and other European law enforcement agencies 34 culprits have been arrested and 101 suspects “interviewed and cautioned.”

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US Navy Admits To Data Breach, 130,000 Exposed

The US Navy has admitted to a data breach that exposed personal and sensitive information of 130,000 current and former sailors. According to a US Navy statement, the organization was initially made aware of the breach at the end of October by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. HPE said that a company laptop being used by an “employee supporting a Navy contract” was compromised. Sensitive information – including names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of 134,386 sailors – was accessed by “unknown individuals.”

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