We’ve put together this glossary of cyber threat definitions as a resource for you in your quest to help make the internet a safer place for all!
Commonly referred to as DDoS, a distributed denial-of-service attack is the malicious attempt to interrupt network traffic to a target destination, network, or server by overwhelming it with a massive amount of fraudulent traffic from hundreds of thousands (or more) of source locations. Bad actors typically enlist the help of giant botnets of malware-infected routers, IoT devices, and other computers to drive “legitimate” traffic at the target—and thus making it difficult to distinguish the attack from normal traffic.
In a recent article published by IT Briefcase—zvelo Security Analyst, Louis Creager, outlined and describes one of the most prominent trends threatening router networks around the world. Ubiquitous as they are in our households, relatively few consumers are conscious of the firmware running on their home router
One of the largest security gaps in 2018—one that leaves devices open to malware, botnets, and use in DDoS attacks—is the lack of commitment from router and gateway manufacturers. But what is the incentive for OEMs to build the infrastructure and systems to maintain and update device firmware even after just a few years?
IoT, Botnets, and DDoS attacks are on the rise and a significant problem for the internet, as well as your personal data. This blog outlines the risks, types of attacks, and even provides preventative measures for improved network and device security to keep you, your networks, and your IoT devices safe.
The size and magnitude of the Malware and Ad-fraud bot problem is immense and growing. And, as bots continue to proliferate, there’s important distinctions to point out between Malware bots and Ad-fraud bots.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently dropped by about 145 points and the S&P 500 index lost $136.5 billion dollars in value after a tweet from the Associated Press claimed that an explosion had taken place in the White House and that President Obama was injured. The tweet turned out to be false and stemmed from a hacked Associated Press Twitter account. The precedent has been set for us to take a long, hard and uncomfortable look at the challenges we face when relying on automated trading systems that gauge and react to public sentiment and that end with drastic results.