On Friday October 21st, a series of IoT DDoS attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Stephen Cobb investigates.
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A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) provider, broke large portions of the Internet on Friday, causing a significant outage to a ton of websites and services, including Twitter, GitHub, PayPal, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, and Spotify.
But how the attack happened? What’s the cause behind the attack?
Exact details of the attack remain
What would it take for hackers to significantly disrupt the US’ 911 emergency call system?
It only takes 6,000 Smartphones.
Yes, you heard it right!
According to new research published last week, a malicious attacker can leverage a botnet of infected smartphone devices located throughout the country to knock the 911 service offline in an entire state, and possibly the whole United States,
Cyber crooks find a new and ingenious way to make hundreds of thousands of dollars with no effort.
An unknown cyber gang, pretending to be Armada Collective, has made more than $100,000 in less than two months simply by threatening to launch DDoS attack on websites, but never actually launched a single attack.
A group of Cyber Extortionists is sending threatening emails to