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Category: Cyber warfare

Robotics | IoT

Server Configuration Can Protect against Fast-Growing CHARGEN Attacks

Hundreds of thousands of Internet servers sit at risk of being used in a fast-growing technique to reflect and amplify distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, despite the fact that a simple server configuration change could eliminate the DDoS thr…

DDoS Attackers New Tactics Amplify Attack Sizes and Hide Identities

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) perpetrators changed tactics in Q3 2013 to boost denial of service attack sizes and hide their identities. By employing a type of DDoS attack called a reflection attack, which leverages the capabilities of vulnerabl…

Cyber Mercenary ‘Icefog’ Attacks South Korean and Japanese Supply Chains

An advanced persistent threat (APT), named Icefog, has been detected; mostly targeting South Korean and Japanese supply chains, including: government institutions, military contractors, maritime and ship-building group, telecom operators, satellite ope…

Kimsuky is a Simple Computer Virus That Targets South Korea

On September 11, Kaspersky’s research team published a report showing attacks on South Korea’s think-tanks. This cyber-espionage campaign, named Kimsuky, seemed to only target 11 South Korean and 2 Chinese groups—some of these groups include: the…

Top Startup and Tech News Today-7 Things You Missed Today

1. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on NSA Leaks: “The Government Blew It”
 
Mark Zuckerberg offered his outraged opinion when questioned about his thoughts on the fact that government is asking internet companies for user information. He sa…

Kaspersky Labs explains: How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks Part II

In the first part of this article, we told you about targeted cyber attacks and how cyber criminals penetrate corporate networks, attacking the computers of employees who use their desktops for social networking and other cyber-skiving.
 
Along …

Top Tech & Startup News – 7 Things You Missed Today the

Tech and Startup News for August 7th, 2013:
  1. Zynga shutting down OMGPOP
It’s been barely two years since Zynga purchased OMGPOP for $200 million, but now, Zynga has confirmed plans to shut down the game developer. Although some … Read Mo…

How to Protect Your Business From Attacks Without Really Trying

You trust your employees, right? Maybe you shouldn’t…
 
At least, not in issues of network security.  Whether you like it or not, employees use office computers to communicate on social networking sites, share links to online entertainm…

Resilience – The Way To Survive A Cyber Attack

The claim that any Western, information technology dependent society could be brought down by a fifteen-minute cyber attack has recently provoked intense discussion.
 
In reality, a well-prepared cyber attack does not need to last for 15 minutes…

The Next Crypto Battle

Initial skirmishes have provided some indication that the next cryptography (crypto) battle is heating up and is not far from a full-fledged call to arms. Insights from previous battles in this continuing war are useful in predicting how it could … R…