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A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism to extortion. There have been cases where criminal groups have threatened their victims with a DDoS attack unless the latter paid 15 bitcoins (more than $5,000). Often, a DDoS […]

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Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs if Apple does not fork over $150,000 within two weeks. “This group is known for getting accounts and credentials, they have gotten credentials in the past,” said Lamar Bailey, director of security research and development […]

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Sustainability in cyber-security may seem like a made up notion, but it isn’t. We stumbled upon it in CSO Online’s article on how DDoS Dyn attacks could have been prevented. When putting things into perspective, cyber sustainability makes a lot of sense. Especially in cyber-security. But let’s extrapolate. Demo exploits and research papers – ignored […]

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HackProof Systems has thrown open a challenge to hackers worldwide to try and break into its server, which is protected by the company’s new security technology and claim a $5,000 reward. The purpose behind this campaign is to prove the alleged superior impenetrability of the company’s new technology making it a “perfect solution” for commercial […]

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