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U.S. man arrested for attempted extortion, DDoS attacks on Canadian media, others

U.S. authorities announced Friday the arrest of a man in connection with cyberattacks and attempted extortion on a U.S. law website, several Canadian and Australian news sites that refused to scrub his name from the internet. 503 more words


The Growing Threat of DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks grew into a huge threat in 2016. Two massive DDoS attacks made the news within a month of each other. On September 20, an attack hit the website of security expert Brian Krebs. 643 more words

Data Security

The Internet of Things: A Game Changer for IT Audit

By Anthony Chalker, Managing Director
IT Audit Practice

I recently had the honor of attending the ISACA’s 2017 North America CACS Conference in Las Vegas, where I discussed how the… 1,170 more words

Internal Audit

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

”A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire,” BBC News reports. “Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks.” 190 more words


Layer 7 DDoS Attacks

Layer 7 attacks are some of the most difficult attacks to mitigate because they mimic normal user behavior and are harder to identify. The application layer (per the Open Systems Interconnection model) consists of protocols that focus on process-to-process communication across an IP network and is the only layer that directly interacts with the end user. 454 more words


Information Security Meeting

TxEIS makes sure you’re secure. One of the ways we do this is to get folks from the TCC TxEIS Data Center, iTCCS and ESC-20, as well as, of course, TxEIS, together quarterly to proactively discuss things like ransomeware and DDOS attacks, and how to prevent or deal with them. 18 more words


'Know Thy Enemy,' Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS.

We all know the axiom ‘know thy enemy’ – and this is above all germane to DDoS attacks.

Cybercriminals and their tactics are always evolving, becoming more dangerous and harder to detect by the day. 1,563 more words