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Best practices for preventing damage from DDoS attacks

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks overload servers or web services. Tim Bandos, Chief Information Security Officer at Digital Guardian, explains the best practices in a guest post. companies should continue to use them to minimize the damage caused by such attacks

Record high for bad bots

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Bots are becoming more and more prevalent on the Internet. Almost half of all internet traffic in 2020 was non-human and bad bot traffic now accounts for more than a quarter of all website requests. further

Cryptojacking on unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Cyber ​​attackers are scanning the Internet for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers in order to mine cryptocurrency, cybersecurity researchers at Sophos warn. further

Hacker attacks on logistics companies

by Dr. Jakob Jung

ESET has found out that the Lazarus Group is targeting logistics companies. This is tricky because failures in global freight logistics can have serious consequences. further

Hackers disguise themselves as a security company

by Dr. Jakob Jung

A North Korean hacker group disguises itself as a fake security company and seeks contact with established security researchers in order to tap their knowledge in supposedly joint projects. further

Kaspersky warns of doxing

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Kaspersky warns against corporate doxing or business email compromise, in which methods of the doxing, previously known from the private sector, are used in the context of targeted attacks. further

Ten groups of hackers launch cyberattacks on Microsoft Exchange Server

by Dr. Jakob Jung

The serious security gaps in Microsoft Exchange Server attract numerous groups of hackers. In Germany alone, 11,000 servers were compromised. further

Trickbot replaces Emotet

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Trickbot malware fills the void left by breaking up the Emotet botnet. More and more criminals are turning to Trickbot to carry out malware attacks. further

Secret services intensify cyber attacks

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Eastern intelligence services conduct professional attacks to steal foreign exchange and trade secrets. These activities are becoming more and more dangerous for authorities and companies. further

Silver sparrows like apples

by Dr. Jakob Jung

30,000 Apple Mac computers are infected with the new Silver Sparrow malware, even on systems with the new M1 chip from Apple. The purpose of the malware is currently unclear. further

Microsoft: SolarWinds attack with more than 1,000 hackers

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Microsoft estimates that the massive Solarwinds attack on security vendors and other organizations required the combined strength of at least 1,000 programmers. further

FBI warns of Windows 7 and TeamViewer

by Dr. Jakob Jung

The US Federal Police FBI issued an official warning against the use of Windows 7 and TeamViewer on the occasion of the poison attack on a waterworks in Florida. further

Attacks on software supply chains are increasing

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Companies rely on software supply chains for both self-developed and third-party applications. These are increasingly threatened by hackers. further

Patches stop zero-day attacks

by Dr. Jakob Jung

According to Google, a quarter of all attacks on zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in 2020 could have been avoided if manufacturers had patched their products correctly. further

Security experts applaud the Emotet breakup

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Numerous international security experts see the successful action against the Emotet infrastructure very positively, but warn that the success could be short-lived. further

Botnet attacks Linux servers

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Linux is not an island of the blessed. Linux servers are attacked by hackers who integrate them into their botnet to mine cryptocurrencies. further

Attack on SonicWall

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Network device manufacturer SonicWall is investigating a security breach on its internal network after a coordinated attack is discovered. further

Sophos uncovered crypto miners

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Sophos has found evidence that the operator of the MrbMiner crypto mining botnet is a small software development company operating in the city of Shiraz, Iran. further

Microsoft: Don't trust anyone

by Dr. Jakob Jung

The SolarWinds attack used sophisticated techniques but was also common and preventable in many ways, according to Microsoft. The answer is "Zero Trust". further

Google Cloud hardly affected by SolarWinds attack

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Phil Venables, Google Cloud's first Chief Information Security Office (CISO) revealed that Google's cloud venture used software from SolarWinds, but stressed that its use was limited and restricted. He outlines Google's best practices for cloud security. further

EMA: Hacked vaccination data was manipulated

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Hackers who stole information about COVID-19 vaccines in a cyber attack on the European Union Medical Authority (EMA) and then published it online manipulated the information. So they want to spread disinformation that is supposed to undermine trust in vaccines. further

Joker’s Stash announces withdrawal

by Dr. Jakob Jung

Joker's Stash, the largest dark web marketplace for buying and selling stolen card data, has announced that it will close on February 15, 2021. further

Fired employee sabotages delivery of FFP masks

by Dr. Jakob Jung

A disgruntled former vice president hacked his own business and interrupted delivery of FFP masks by sabotaging the electronic records. further

Solarwinds attack affects more than 40 Microsoft customers

by Stefan Beiersmann

The software company identifies the victims with the help of its Defender security software. The attackers not only take action against authorities, but preferentially against IT companies. There are also those affected outside of the USA, including in Belgium, Spain and Great Britain. further

Microsoft also affected by the hacker attack on Solarwinds

by Stefan Beiersmann

However, the software company denies the use of its products as part of the hacking campaign. Its victims now include the US agency NNSA, which administers the US nuclear arsenal. At least last year, SolarWinds used a very weak password to secure its update server. further

Hacker attack on SolarWinds affects up to 18,000 customers

by Stefan Beiersmann

This emerges from a mandatory listing on the stock exchange. In it, SolarWinds also allows Office 365 accounts to be compromised. The security provider Cybereason describes the processing of the incident as the world's largest forensic investigation. further