Attacks against smart devices are surging, with both old and new threats targeting connected devices that remain largely unsecured, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
Botnets mounting credential-stuffing attacks against the financial industry are on the rise, with a more than 20-percent uptick in a two-month period, a new report from Akamai has found.
Though they are some of the oldest cyber attacks, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks show no signs of going away, with an increase in the number, scope and sophistication of DDoS attacks in the past year, according to a recent report by cloud-delivery platform provider Akamai Technology.
In-brief: A massive distributed denial of service attack has taken a crusading cybercrime journalist’s website offline and compromised cameras, broadband routers and other Internet of Things devices are playing a part in the attack.
Online gaming networks including Sony’s Playstation network were the victims of large-scale denial of service attacks that coincided with the Christmas holiday. As of Saturday, Microsoft’s X-Box gaming network had returned to full operation, while Sony’s Playstation Network was still struggling to restore service, 48 hours after attacks attributed to an online hacktivist group known as The Lizard Squad hobbled the gaming networks on their biggest day of the year: Christmas. “Update: PS4, PS3, and Vita network services are gradually coming back online – thanks for your patience,” Sony tweeted via its @AskPlayStation Twitter account early Saturday. The source of the denial of service attacks has not been confirmed. However, the group claiming responsibility for them has claimed that the attacks were more prank than anything else: an effort to irritate Playstation and X-box owners who received a new device on Christmas Day, only to find they couldn’t connect it to the […]