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2014-05-21 12:26:38

LONDON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Global Military IT, Data and Computing Market 2014-2024http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/north_america/usa/global_military_it_data_computing_market_2012_2022_major_programs_market_profile.htmlProduct SynopsisThis report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the global Military IT, Data and Computing industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic...

2014-04-25 12:25:23

Leading Ad Management Platform Conservatively Estimates Bots Cost the Market Over $300M Annually NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading ad management platform Vindico, announces that it has identified six malicious and highly aggressive botnets and crawlers, used to commit impression fraud, through its highly sophisticated bot detection technology. In Q1, these six fraudulent software applications are responsible for nearly one billion fraudulent video ad 'bot' impressions,...

2014-04-17 08:31:28

Attackers chose reflection versus infection techniques to achieve larger DDoS attacks CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced availability of the Prolexic Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report. Prolexic Technologies, now part of Akamai, is a recognized leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection...

Black Markets For Hackers Continue To Expand
2014-03-27 13:01:26

RAND Corporation Black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and byproducts such as stolen credit card numbers continue to expand, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND Corporation study. One dramatic example is the December 2013 breach of retail giant Target, in which data from approximately 40 million credit cards and 70 million user accounts was hijacked. Within days, that data appeared — available for...

Computer Malware Helping Thieves In Bitcoin Mining Operations
2014-02-25 13:57:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malware-ridden computers are being used to help mine Bitcoins, according to computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers from the university looked at over 2,000 pieces of malware used by Bitcoin mining operations and were able to estimate how much money operators made off their operations. They found that the revenue of 10 of the mining operations studied reached at least 4,500 Bitcoins over two years,...

2014-02-11 23:29:14

Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit. The toolkit makes it faster and easier for malicious actors to launch crippling reflection attacks and will likely be widely adopted in the DDoS-as-a-Service market, potentially increasing the number of attacks. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Prolexic Technologies, the global leader...

2014-02-11 20:23:16

Speeds and simplifies the launch of large reflection attacks FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit. The toolkit makes it faster and easier for malicious actors to launch crippling reflection attacks and will likely be widely adopted in the DDoS-as-a-Service market, potentially...

Botnet Blocker Startup Takes 'Shape' In Silicon Valley
2014-01-22 04:17:49

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next big line of defense against hackers is the web security company Shape Security which came out of stealth mode on Tuesday. The Silicon Valley startup revealed its ShapeShifter network security appliance, which will help websites and businesses block hacking attempts such as malware and bots. The ShapeShifter network security appliance prevents website breaches by immediately disabling the capability of malware, bots and other...

Hacker Infiltrates, Attempts To Sell Access To BBC FTP Server
2013-12-30 06:24:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A hacker reportedly managed to gain access to a computer server at the BBC sometime on or before Christmas Day, and then tried to sell access to the public broadcasting station’s network over the holidays. The cyber attack was initially discovered by Milwaukee-based Hold Security and first reported by Reuters on Sunday. It is not known whether the individual responsible for the attack, a “notorious” Russian hacker...

Pony Botnet Steals Two Million Passwords From Social Network Users
2013-12-05 05:51:54

[ Watch the Video: Malicious Botnet Ripped Of Millions Of Passwords ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An internet security firm found more than two million stolen passwords for a number of social networking sites posted online. Internet security firm Trustwave detailed the findings in a blog series titled "Look What I Found." The finding included more than two million login credentials gleaned from the Pony Botnet Controller. In the post, Trustwave's Daniel Chechik...


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