The DDoS Attack On Dyn – A Recap From Imperva

DNS provider Dyn was knocked offline for much of the day, causing disruption to several well-known SaaS applications and internet sites, including Amazon, Twitter, GitHub and The Boston Globe. The company later that day confirmed that the cause was a large DDoS attack, and that it was an internet of things (IoT) attack using the […]

WiFi On Trains Could Leave Commuters Vulnerable To Hackers

From 2017 free WiFi will be rolled out across a number of UK train operators, thanks to the Department for Transport’s £50 million initiative to increase WiFi on trains. Raj Samani, CTO EMEA at Intel Security: “While this will hugely benefit a number of commuters, who can work remotely during their journey to and from […]

Discord VoIP Chat Servers To Host Malware

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Following the news that Discord, a free VoIP service designed for gaming communities, has had its chat servers abused to host malware, Troy Gill, manager of security research at AppRiver commented below. Troy Gill, Manager of Security Research at AppRiver: “This is a case of attackers leveraging an existing services infrastructure to host and distribute their […]

‘Dirty Cow’ Linux Vulnerability

What is ‘Dirty Cow’ Linux vulnerability and will it impact you. Black Duck’s open source software cybersecurity team of value explain it below. According to Tim MacKey, at Black Duck Software, which helps firms locate, manage and secure their open source software, Dirty COW is a marketing name given to CVE-2016-5195. It describes a bug which allows […]

Huge DDoS Attack Brings Down Twitter, Spotify And AirBnB

Following the news that Discord, a free VoIP service designed for gaming communities, has had its chat servers abused to host malware, security experts from MWR Infosecurity, Imperva, FireMon, Plixer, Synopsys and Tripwire  commented below. Adam Horsewood, Senior Security Consultant at MWR Infosecurity: “The attack on DYN could well be a form of advertising. DYN provide […]