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DDoS Attacks in Fourth Quarter of 2020 - A Report


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According to an analysis byKaspersky, DDoS attacks were observed to be reducing in late-2020. One of the main reasons behind this drop is that cybercriminals are now repurposing their botnets towards cryptomining.DDoS attack trends in Q4 2020According to the researchers, asurge in cryptocurrency values is probably the key factor inspiring cybercriminals to use their botnets to mine cryptocurrencies.In Q4, multiple schools in Sandwich and Tyngsboro (Mass.), Laurentian University in Canada, and...

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Why the Russian hack is so significant, and why it's close to a worst-case scenario


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It's not often that the Treasury Department and Iowa State University are dealing with the same security problem.Such is the breadth of what's known as the SolarWinds hack, named for a Texas-based company that was used as a staging ground for an espionage campaign so widespread that experts say we're only beginning to understand who was affected and what was stolen. Treasury is trying to figure out how many senior officials' email accounts were monitored. Iowa State has decommissioned...

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Uncovered: APT 'Hackers For Hire' Target Financial, Entertainment Firms


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A hackers-for-hire operation has been discovered using a strain of previously undocumented malware to target South Asian financial institutions and global entertainment companies. Dubbed "CostaRicto" by Blackberry researchers, the campaign appears to be the handiwork of APT mercenaries who possess bespoke malware tooling and complex VPN proxy and SSH tunneling capabilities. "CostaRicto targets are scattered across different countries in Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia and...

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