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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...

2014-02-11 08:40:25

Cyber threats and attacks have become more complex DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Trend Micro Incorporated's (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) 2013 annual threat roundup report, "Cashing in on Digital Information," security breaches, cyber criminals, and organized attacks made it nearly impossible to keep personal and financial data private. Large-scale attacks on privacy and security are detailed in the report that covers online bank hacking, mobile threats, infrastructure attacks,...

2014-02-10 23:02:31

New Breed of Ransomware is Leaving Skilled IT Admins at the Mercy of End Users Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CryptoLocker is alive and flourishing according to Security Awareness Training company KnowBe4. Complaints of CryptoLocker infections and resulting loss of data is on the rise. The malicious code, also referred to as “ransomware” due to the demand for fees to release captured files, is increasingly causing problems for IT security staff due to variants of the software...

Hackers Get A Taste Of Their Own Medicine, Hacked By British Spy Unit
2014-02-06 13:16:20

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A unit of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Great Britain's equivalent of the NSA, was discovered to have conducted a cyber-attack against the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as reported by NBC News. The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), the unit within GCHQ that carried out the attacks, launched "denial of service"...

2014-02-04 08:21:34

ThreatTrack Security survey finds that defense contractors are facing many of the same cybersecurity strains and vulnerabilities as most enterprises CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatTrack Security today published a study that sheds light on the attitudes of a very exclusive group of IT and security managers - those employed by U.S. defense contractors - in the wake of the Edward Snowden data breaches and at a time when national cybersecurity is under unprecedented...

2014-01-22 23:22:37

Security Company KnowBe4 Analysis Shows Awareness Training Greatly Mitigates Behavior Risks Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4, LLC, has released an analysis of 372 companies that clearly shows the impact and effectiveness of Security Awareness Training on employees. The study was done over a 12 month period and follows behavior patterns of 291,000 end points, showing a reduction in risky behavior by over 12X. Using an initial baseline of...

2014-01-22 08:32:20

CrowdStrike's 2013 Global Threats Report Identifies Motivation and Intent Behind Cyber Attacks Originating from China, Russia, Syria and Iran IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, today released "CrowdStrike Global Threats Report: 2013 Year in Review," the product of CrowdStrike's year-long study of more than 50 groups of cyber threat actors. The 30-plus...

2014-01-14 12:28:47

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhishMe(®) Inc. today announced the appointment of Kevin Mandia to its Board of Directors. As the leading provider of immersive security behavior management, PhishMe helps enterprises improve employee resilience to and reporting of targeted phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks - the most common attack vectors used to compromise corporate and government networks today. Mr. Mandia's career started in the United States Air Force. He...

2014-01-06 12:21:31

Offers One of the Industry's Most Comprehensive DFIR Training Experiences BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced it is bringing its most popular forensic courses together at one event with the introduction of the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training Event (DFIRCON -- pronounced d?-'f?r-'kän). This all-forensic event will take place in Monterey, CA, March 5 - 10. SANS will also debut two new forensic courses at the...

2014-01-04 23:02:02

Company will help make sure customers do not become scam victims. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 VehicleHistoryRecord.com is launching a new effort to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company announced yesterday. “Whenever you go on the Internet, you are at risk of becoming a scam victim,” a VehicleHistoryRecord.com spokesman said. “The way the Internet is connected makes everyone vulnerable. But if you are prepared, you can make it much less likely...


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