Security Breach ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane

Security Breach Ahead G20 summit in Brisbane

The G20 summit have been rocked by the first security breach  just days after the Australian spooks warned of possible cyberattacks at the participants of the upcoming Summit in Brisbane. Just days after Australian spies warned of a possible attack on the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, police discovered 2 dummy cameras on the G20 …

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US Firms “Hack Back’ Criminal Networks raising Legality and Morality Concerns

US Firms Hack Back Criminal Networks

In the recent past, US companies and top notch government agencies have been on the receiving end of very sophisticated cyberattacks and cyberespionage advances from foreign government backed hackers. Cyberattacks against the JPMorgan and other high profile corporation in US prompted the business community to find news way to shore up their defense mechanisms. More …

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Security breach at US security Contractor USIS went undetected for Months

Security breach at USIS undetected

A cyber-attack at top US government security clearance contractor, USIS went unnoticed for several months raising serious credibility and Integrity questions on the company’s part. Sources close to the ongoing FBI investigation told The Associated Press that the network intrusion was similar to an earlier cyber-attack by Chinese government backed hackers. Although both USIS and …

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Heartbleed Attacks and How to Get Thorough Protection against Such a Menace

Heartbleed Bug has spread like the plague quite recently, leaving disaster and ongoing doubt as to the field of Internet security in general. Since it is a severe vulnerability found at the OpenSSL certificate, it has raised grave concern regarding the ability of cryptographic tools to deliver what they promise Internet users to do. Imagine …

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Amplification DDoS Attacks are the Most Popular Cyber Threats

Amplification DDoS Popular Cyber Threats

Distributed Denial of services Attacks are the most popular in hackers’ toolkit as indicated by separate reports by Symantec and Akamai researchers. Akamai reported a 389% increase in average attack bandwidth between third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014. Technically, DDoS attacks reduces the ability of the computer resource to execute legitimate …

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China Linked to the Zero-day attacks In Taiwan

China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

The Zero-Vulnerability is back haunt Microsoft, after an earlier patch failed to fix the bug. New reports indicate the vulnerability is being used to target to target the Taiwan entities allegedly by Chinese hackers. Microsoft had earlier warned of a Zero-vulnerability in all Windows Operating Systems expect for Window Server 2003, that could exploited by …

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No More Cyber Talks between China and US

No More Cyber Talks between China and US

Cyber-Security talks between, China and US won’t be resuming any time soon for what Beijing top Diplomats called “mistaken US practices.” In a statement on the Chinese Foreign Ministry Website on Sunday, Yang Jiechi, a state councilor overseeing foreign affairs said the “US should take positive action to create necessary conditions for bilateral cyber security …

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Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS Attack

Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS attack

Tsunami SYN Flood is the latest type of denial of service attack (DoS) to rock the tech world, according to Radware – a DDoS protection solution provider .The Tsunami SYN flood have been designed to overcome majority of existing defense mechanism within seconds of attacks. SYN flood attacks have been around for decades yet they …

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Millions of UPnP Devices Risk DDoS Attacks

Millions of UPnP Devices Risk DDoS Attacks

A vulnerability in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Internet protocol exposes millions of internet devices to Distributed Denial of services (DDOs) attacks according to a security advisory report issued by Akamai- an internet infrastructure firm. According to Akamai, attackers use reflection and amplification DDoS attacks to exploit  the Simple Service discovery Protocol(SSD) – a standard …

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