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2013-04-18 23:01:24

Leading cloud security firm extends the world´s largest Internet security network´s footprint by bringing its total number of global datacenters to 19, immediately improving the speed and performance of all its cloud services. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 OpenDNS, the world´s leading provider of cloud-delivered Web security services, today announced it opened six new datacenters at Europe´s busiest Internet intersections. The new datacenters, located in Prague,...

2013-04-17 12:29:31

Giant attacks overwhelming appliances, ISPs, carriers, content delivery networks HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today announced that average attack bandwidth totaled 48.25 Gbps in Q1 2013, a 718 percent increase over last quarter, and the average packet-per-second rate reached 32.4 million. These startling metrics are just two of many contained in the...

WordPress Sites Under Attack By Hackers, Admin User Names At Risk
2013-04-15 11:03:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hackers began targeting WordPress sites last week in a supposed attempt to gain access to host servers rather than the actual sites themselves. This attack acts as further proof that default logins are incredibly unsafe. The botnet being used to lodge the attack against WordPress sites is targeting accounts with the username “admin” and is trying common passwords to break into the accounts. According to Internet...

The Delicate War Between Bitcoin Miners And Botnet Miners
2013-03-28 12:58:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bitcoin, the online digital currency generated by completing complicated calculations, has seen a recent surge in both interest and value. In just one month´s time, the value of Bitcoin has nearly tripled. In late February, one digitally created Bitcoin was worth nearly $33. Now, just a month later, the same Bitcoin is worth about $90, according to the BBC. This means botnet operators are now beginning to see illegal...

Rogue Researchers Find Web Is A Very Unsecured Place
2013-03-21 14:10:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research isn´t always pretty. Sometimes some crude methods must be employed to find the real truth of the matter. For instance, a group of unnamed and informal researchers recently created a botnet to scour the web and look for unsecured devices. What started out as a joke resulted in a good piece of data which reveals just how unsecured much of the web can be. The botnet was used to send out messages to random IP...

2013-03-19 12:31:03

Popular, effective distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks disrupt the Internet domain name system to target their victims HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that it has released the first of several white papers about Distributed Reflection Denial of Service (DrDoS) attacks. DrDoS attacks, an attack method which has been used for more than a...

2013-02-25 08:40:10

Unique Solution Delivers Breakthroughs in Identifying and Blocking Targeted Attack Communications CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), is introducing new advances in its Custom Defense solution that focus on identifying and blocking the command and control (C&C) communications used by advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks. Trend Micro Custom Defense is the industry's first advanced threat protection...

2013-02-18 12:24:46

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Group-IB, Russia's leading computer security company, has announced Bot-Trek(TM), a comprehensive tool that gathers compromised data and intelligence from botnets and makes it available to the original Intellectual Property owners via a SaaS solution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130218/NY61751LOGO) Botnets is an exploding problem. They are used to steal private data, send spam, provide anonymous services for crimes, and perform...

2013-02-11 08:30:35

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, has unveiled its new StealthWatch Labs Intelligence Center(TM) (SLIC) Threat Feed to provide enhanced detection capabilities for advanced malware. The SLIC Threat Feed draws upon global threat intelligence to provide an additional layer of protection from botnets and other sophisticated attacks. Combined with the in-depth, internal network visibility and security context inherent in...

Three Hackers Charged With Computer Virus Attack On Bank Accounts
2013-01-23 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today, US prosecutors have brought charges against 3 hackers for their involvement with a computer virus which has been used to infect computers and steal banking information from more than one million machines. According to Bloomberg, prosecutors in the office of Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan brought charges against Mihai Ionut Paunescu, Deniss Calovskis and Nikita Kuzmin. These three men have been accused of...