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Hacker Plans DDoS Attacks on WhiteHouse.Gov

A hacker posted a call to action on a forum for others to join him in performing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against WhiteHouse.gov on the day of the inauguration. The individual, Juan Soberanis, claims his motives are legal because users who join his cause are simply going to load and refresh the website multiple times … More

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Hackers Target Sundance Film Festival Box Office

Hackers reportedly targeted the local and online box offices of the Sundance Film Festival forcing the systems temporarily offline. The Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah, cited a widespread network disruption on Friday, January 20, 2017. “Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that have shut … More

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Lloyds Bank Repeatedly Hit by Cyberattacks

A group of hackers allegedly seeking ransom payment attacked Lloyds Banking Group in a cyberattack that disrupted the bank’s online customer portal. The disruption in service, which also affected Halifax and Bank of Scotland, reportedly occurred after attackers launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The outages to the banking portals occurred for a period of three … More

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Cyber Group Attempts to Extort Five Taiwanese Brokerages

Taiwanese officials are investigating multiple threats made against five brokerages by a cyber group seeking payment to avoid distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The cybercriminal group allegedly sent each brokerage firm an email setting a deadline for the transfer of funds to avoid being targeted by DDoS attacks. A top Taiwanese cybercrime official told reporters the … More

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Windows Zero-Day Enables DoS Attacks

A researcher discovered an unpatched memory corruption zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that could be exploited to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The zero-day vulnerability exists in the Server Message Block (SMB), according to the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). A researcher using the handle “PythonResponder” initially discovered the bug. CERT claims the bug occurred through … More

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University Internet Shut Down by DDoS Attacks

The network of an undisclosed university in the United States was recently disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks caused by targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. An official with the university discovered more than 5,000 IoT devices connected to the school’s network were manipulated to continually search for seafood through DNS requests. The same search … More

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Mirai Malware Evolves to Spread Across Windows

Researchers discovered the infamous Mirai malware botnet now has a mechanism to spread across hundreds of Windows devices. The researchers found a Mirai malware spreader tool on more than 500 systems in 2017, according to reports. The infection attempts were allegedly blocked, but the researchers warn hackers will continue to seek to infect connected Internet … More

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