Federal authorities from around the world have finally shut down "Avalanche", a massive network of 500,000 hijacked machines that hackers used to launch malware and phishing attacks. In fact, at one time, the Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all global phishing attacks.
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This weekend, San Francisco's Municipal Railway was savaged by hackers demanding over $US70,000 ($93,679) in bitcoins, leaving the metro system unable to collect fares. But the hack may be much more devastating for the transit agency, according to a list of servers allegedly compromised by the hackers and obtained by Gizmodo.
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If it seems like your favourite sites have been down more than usual this year, you're not alone. Late last month, major DDoS attacks left much of the United States unable to connect to any websites. Those attacks were just the latest in a marked increase in attacks across the internet.
You know a security risk is serious when Mark Zuckerberg starts paying attention. While putting tape over your webcam is one surefire way of making sure no one's watching you on your webcam, you don't have to rely on such primitive methods. There are a couple of apps that can do the job for you.
Yesterday, against all odds, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. The real estate mogul and reality TV star, who has said he would ban all Muslims from entering the country and once bragged about sexually assaulting women, will now take the reins of the country at a precarious time.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the world’s leading cloud services platforms. This also makes it a popular target for hackers. No surprise, then, that AWS security experts are in such demand—and you can join their ranks with the AWS Security Master Class.
A UNSW Canberra academic at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security has become one of only 35 people in the world to achieve the highest, and most recognised information security qualification.
Dr Gideon Creech is now a Cyber Guardian. Yes, that is a real title. Cyber Guardian. This is the world we live in, say it again with me: Cyber Guardian.
Friday's DDoS attack on Dyn's domain name servers was unprecedented. The attack utilised a botnet made up of "internet of things" (IoT) devices (think: Smart TV's, DVRs and internet-connected cameras) to take down a major piece of internet infrastructure. The result? For most of Friday, people across the United States and some parts of Europe were unable to access sites like Amazon, Twitter, CNN, PayPal and Spotify. Here's what we know so far.