Cyber attackers have been quick to exploit the Hearbleed OpenSSL bug, to the tune of hundreds of thousand attacks per day in the week after the public revelation of its existence, the statistics shared in the latest quarterly IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report have shown.
How can we force website owners and software developers to start using HTTPS? Coder Tony Webster believes shaming might be the right answer.
A report issued this week claimed that a Russian cybercrime group stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from 420,000 websites.
At Black Hat, CrowdStrike announced the launch of the CrowdStrike Intelligence Exchange Program (CSIX).
Wise to attackers’ exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.
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