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In a fresh analysis of the Shamoon2 malware, researchers from Arbor Networks’ Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) say they have unearthed new leads on the tools and techniques used in the most recent wave of attacks. Shamoon2 surfaced in November, approximately four years after the original Shamoon was used in attacks against Saudi Aramco, a national […]

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Just before Christmas, Imperva found its network under a massive DDoS assault that reached 650 Gbps (Gigabit per second), making it one of the largest known DDoS attacks on record. Powered by what Imperva is calling the Leet Botnet, the attack occurred on the morning of Dec. 21, and was delivered against several anycasted IPs on […]

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Christmas came early for Facebook bug bounty hunter Tommy DeVoss who was paid $5,000 this week for discovering a security vulnerability that allowed him to view the private email addresses of any Facebook user. “The hack allowed me to harvest as many email addresses as I wanted from anybody on Facebook,” DeVoss said. “It didn’t […]

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