Russian telecoms company Veon already stopping hundreds of DDoS attacks every day, with further spikes expected
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, provides the power behind the cyber defenses of Russian telecommunications leader Veon during the World Cup, which began on June 14, 2018. The technical support of the solution applied is provided by a Russian partner “AKON Technologies” LLC.
The anti-DDoS protection extends to Veon’s local consumer brand Beeline, which is one of the three largest mobile service providers in Russia. Veon began working with Radware in 2013, maintaining regular system updates and upgrades.
The World Cup provides an increased platform for hacktivists, cyber criminals and nation state hackers to spread a message, make a profit or create disorder for attention. Communication networks are at risk as attackers seek to disrupt news coverage and match broadcasts in the home, online and on mobile, and interfere with everything from results systems to online betting sites.
Internet of Things (IoT) botnets have forever changed cyber-security. When an IoT botnet – which is a group of internet-connected computers, appliances or devices that have been co-opted to launch a cyber-attack – is unleashed, the results can be devastating.
Nearly any internet-connected device can be considered an IoT device. With humanity’s growing reliance on the internet, the number of devices capable of being hacked and used as part of a botnet has increased dramatically. By 2020, there will be over three IoT devices for every human on planet earth.
As a result, what was once the storyline for a science fiction movie (household appliances being hacked and turned against humanity) now reality. From fish tanks to dishwashers to automobiles, here are seven of the strangest IoT devices that have been hacked in recent years.
Radware’s threat research group has detected a new malware masquerading as a downloadable painting application. Dubbed “Stresspaint,” within a few days it has infected over 40,000 users and stolen tens of thousands of Facebook credentials and cookies.
Read this malware alert to understand:
Source: Radware Blog
Full article: https://security.radware.com/malware/stresspaint-malware-targeting-facebook-credentials/
One year ago, a threat actor launched a DDoS attack that disrupted service of some of the internet’s biggest names. The Mirai botnet had enslaved hundreds of thousands of IoT devices and was used to attack several entities, including the managed Domain Name System (DNS) provider Dyn.
The attack on Dyn was an event that many referred to as a wake-up call for internet security.
Except the industry, by and large, never really woke up.