Cybercriminals Impersonate Russian APT ‘Fancy Bear’ to Launch DDoS Attacks

Cybercriminals posing as the Russian APT group Fancy Bear have been launching DDoS attacks against companies in the financial sector and demanding ransom payments, according to a new report. The large-scale, multi-vector DDoS attacks come with accompanying ransom letter. They Read More …

Critical Rockwell Automation Bug in Drive Component Puts IIoT Plants at Risk

A critical Rockwell Automation flaw could be exploited to manipulate an industrial drive’s physical process and or even stop it. A critical denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been found in a Rockwell Automation industrial drive, which is a logic-controlled mechanical component Read More …

Security Threats and Risks in Smart Factories

Smart factories are manifestations of how the industrial internet of things (IIoT) is changing traditional manufacturing. Organizations in the manufacturing sector already have a basic understanding of what smart factories are as well as their capabilities and the advantages and challenges of building them. Read More …

A new Mirai-style botnet is targeting the financial sector

A botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected televisions and web cameras has a new target, security researchers have found. Three financial sector institutions have become the latest victims of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. New research by Recorded Read More …

Website of Russian MoD Hit by DDoS Attacks From Western Europe, North America

The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 7 denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were carried out against its website on Thursday during the final vote on the names of new types of weaponry. “The site of the Russian Defense Ministry during the final Read More …

Two Danish ministries taken offline by cyber attack

A Turkish hacker group has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that has rendered the Danish Ministry of Immigration website inaccessible. The Ministry of Immigration, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, were hit Wednesday by a Read More …

Legislation Proposed to Secure Connected IoT Devices

A Senate bill introduced today would prioritize security in connected devices, requiring providers who sell to the U.S. government to implement measures that would have been an impediment to the IoT botnet-fueled attacks against DNS provider Dyn and webhost OVH. The Internet of Read More …

DDoS Attacks Can Cost Businesses Up to $2.5M Per Attack, Report Says

The time to respond and mitigate DDoS attacks can be costly for companies, and some businesses can lose roughly $2.5 million on average per attack, a research report released today said. Neustar, an analytics firm that sees swathes of DDoS attack telemetry daily, boiled Read More …

Fortinet Supports INTERPOL-led Cybercrime Operation across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Fortinet has partnered with INTERPOL over the past two years to assist in identifying and thwarting cybercrime. Today, INTERPOL announced that a new operation across the ASEAN region, built around threat intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private Read More …