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A botnet is a collection of computers which have been taken control of and which are used in combination to send out spam and other malicious software
Swarm Cyberattacks Increase in Volume
The sophistication of attacks targeting organisations is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, according to Fortinet
Research delves into enterprise IoT risks
ForeScout Technologies issues report on the risks faced by enterprises when deploying Internet of Things devices
Data visualisation suite for network security
Dimension 2.1 has been released by WatchGuard to provide enhanced network visualisation for easy device discovery and improved security
IP reputation service integration with NG firewall
BrightCloud Threat Intelligence reputation service from Webroot has now been integrated with the next generation firewalls offered by Palo Alto Networks
Top Malware families for October
Conficker at the top of the list by Check Point of the most frequently seen malware families being used in attacks on businesses
August 2015 threat report available
McAfee Labs has made the latest threat report available reviewing the way hardware and software threats have evolved over the last five years.
The IoT Botnets are Coming: Are You Prepared?
Rishi Agarwal of NSFOCUS provides some insight into the security vulnerabilities associated with the Internet of Things and what is being done to prevent them from being exploited
International consortium disrupts major botnet
A group of IT companies led by the Interpol police service have successfully brought down the Simda botnet linking computers globally
Host service provider strategies to defend against DDoS attacks
Rishi Agarwal, Director of Product Marketing at NSFOCUS, examines vulnerable online gaming and what the industry can do to protect itself
Anthem attack demonstrates need for more than static defence
Jonathan Whitley of WatchGuard explains the improvements needed to corporate IT defence mechanisms to become more effective against Anthem-style attacks
2015 to see further evolution of DDoS attacks
Corero Networks predicts the IT security landscape for 2015, forecasting more sophistication in DDoS attacks and the rise of Internet-of-Things threats
Advanced DDoS mitigation included in threat protection system
The latest release of the Thunder threat protection system from A10 Networks includes advanced DDoS mitigation capabilities and programmable policy engine
Travelling executives warned of Darkhotel threat
Highly targeted cyber espionage techniques are being used against commercial travellers with highly valuable information warns Kaspersky Lab
On-demand intelligent DDoS mitigation for service providers
The release of Arbor Cloud gives service providers intelligent protection for Distributed Denial of Service attacks on demand
DDoS attacks quadruple in 3rd quarter 2014
Quarterly state of the internet report from Akamai shows four-fold increase in the size and volume of Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks globally
DDoS Mitigation for hosting service providers
NSFOCUS is now providing the ADS 8000 anti-Distributed Denial of Service system to provide layered protection for hosting service providers
Four year outlook on DDoS prevention market
Key vendors involved in Distributed Denial of Service prevention examined in new market research report predicting market volume over next four years
Hybrid DDoS Defence for cloud and on-premises environments
Arbor Networks improves its CloudSM and Pravail protection systems for hybrid DDoS either in the cloud or on company premises
Linux malware linked to DDoS attack campaigns
Akamai has released a threat advisory covering high-risk Linux system infections that can be used to launch DDoS attack campaigns
Nine DDoS Assumptions That Must Be Put to Bed
Xuhua Bao, Hai Hong and Zhihua Cao of NSFOCUS dispel nine popular myths that surround Distributed Denial of Service attacks
Trojan delivery exploits Ukrainian political situation
Hackers are using spam exploiting anti-western feelings in Russia to deliver malicious code for further spreading malware
Home entertainment system vulnerabilities
Experiment at Kaspersky Lab reveals the extent to which home entertainment systems lack security features exposing their users to unnecessary vulnerabilities
Russian mobile operator protects subscribers from spam
Cloudmark is providing Beeline mobile users in Russia with protection against spam, phishing and malware attacks
Organizational weak links contribute to increasingly dynamic threat landscape
Cisco's security report for the first half of 2014 shows trends in the threat landscape with more exploits targeting known weaknesses and legacy applications
Industrial control system security summit to be held in Amsterdam
The agenda has been set for the 2014 European ICS security summit which is taking place for control system engineers and IT security professionals in Amsterdam this September
Brazil sees peak in malware activity in June
The World Cup resulted in an increase in phishing activity within the banking sector and other malware during June according to Kaspersky report
New encrypting ransomware detected
Kaspersky Lab explains new malware discovered similar to CryptoLocker which demands ransoms for decrypting locked data assets
Large increase in DDoS attacks during 2Q2014
Prolexic report on global DDoS attacks shows greater than 240 percent increase in average peak bandwidth
Cooperative efforts to disrupt Shylock malware
Kaspersky Lab has joined an alliance of industry experts and law enforcement bodies to combat the Shylock malware targeting online banking
Continued protection needed against CryptoLocker threat
Bitdefender report explains the rise and temporary fall of the Cryptolocker malware and how companies need to continue to maintain protection against it
E-mail spam reaches almost 70% during May
May saw a small reduction in e-mail spam with mass educational mailings offering distance learning being predominant
Connected home risk survey results
Fortinet reveals the greatest risks that homeowners face with the extension of the "internet of things" into the home environment
A quarter of attacks target web services and applications
Threat data from NTT Com Security indicates levels of attacks being used to target web services and applications in the UK
Mobile protection from botnets and ransomware
David Emms of Kaspersky Lab comments on the disruption of GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker and the need for mobile users not to lower their guard
How to avoid becoming a GOZeus and Cryptolocker victim
Kasperky Lab's David Emm provides some insignt into staying protected against the highly publicised GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker threats
Anti-virus company joins fight against cyber crime
Bitdefender is offering its services to CERT and the police to enable them to use its experience in the escalating fight against cyber crime
USA takes action against botnet administrator
Dell SecureWorks has provided details of the actions taken against Cyrptolocker ransomware and the Gameover Zeus botnet
Short window to protect against Gameover Zeus
Websense provides advice on protection against the Gameover Zeus malware which is expected to soon launch a significant attack
Market forecast for cloud security products
Research report examines the market for cloud security services including virtualization out to 2019
Advanced attack protection for data centres
StealthWatch FlowSensor 4000 has been released for providing large network visibility and security against advanced attacks launched against enterprise data servers and data centres
Online stores suffer high phishing levels in March
Kaspersky Lab reports on March spam with high levels of phishing attacks launched at online shopping sites
Intelligence feed keeps anti-malware software up to date
Arbor Networks is using reputation based intelligence feeds to enable users of its Pravail products to identify and mitigate threats quickly
Global threat intelligence report available
Threat avoidance, response and detection feature within the 2014 global threat intelligence report from NTT Group
Analysis of spam environment in February
Kaspersky Lab releases its analysis of spam during February with Valentine's day exploitations featuring highly both in e-mail and on social networks
Multi-layered DDoS protection for Russia during Olympic event
Russia's Rostelecom protected its web services during the Sochi winter Olympic games with the use of DDoS threat mitigation services from Arbor Networks
UTM brings advanced threat protection to smaller businesses
A new Unified Threat Management platform from Sophos is aimed at providing high performance, advanced threat protection to the small and mid-market
Warning of new DDoS attack toolkit launch
Prolexic is issuing a warning of the availability of the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit for use by hackers launching malicious attacks
DDoS mitigation service with tenfold capacity
Service for dealing with the consequences of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increases bandwidth and mitigation capacity
IT threat trend predictions for 2014
ESET looks into the coming year and sets its predictions on how the challenges of IT security protection will be changing
Internet of things comes under focus in 2014 predictions
WatchGuard provides its take on what to expect in 2014 including the increasing prominence of the internet of things
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