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Android Malware That Can Physically Damage Phones?

Currency Mining Malware and Your New Android Phone

My dad used to make fun of me for shelling out the extra money for Apple anything, and while iPhone’s are not 100% malware or hacker proof, they are still the safest bet in town. 370 more words


FBI Seeks DDoS Attack Evidence from Victims - Infosecurity Magazine

Dan Raywood Contributing Editor, Infosecurity Magazine

The FBI has requested that US victims of DDoS attacks share the details of the experience, regardless of the scale of attack or financial impact to the organization.According to its statement, victims will be asked to share descriptions of losses incurred through the attack, as well as the traffic protocol and IP addresses used by the attack and “any extortion/threats pertaining to the DDoS attack.”

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Cloudflare now offers unmetered DDoS attack mitigation

Cloudflare turns seven this week and it wants to give your network a present. Should your website come under Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, it will never charge you additional fees, or (and this is important) kick you off the network. 387 more words


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

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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