In early December, as most people were dealing with the stress of looking for the perfect holiday gifts and planning out their upcoming celebrations, police officers in a small New England town were under a different sort of pressure. The vital files and data the Tewksbury Police Department needed to go about its daily business had been encrypted[…]
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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab disclosed some details on the so-called Darwin Nuke vulnerability in Apple OS X and iOS.
A criminal group whose actions have at times been responsible for one-third of the Internet’s SSH traffic—most of it in the form of SSH brute force attacks—has been cut off from a portion of the Internet.
DHS warns of two symmetric key authentication vulnerabilities in the NTP protocol that were patched this week.
The FBI has warned consumers about a rash of phony websites posing as government services.
Popular NoSQL database MongoDB has released an update that patches a critical denial-of-service vulnerability.
The ongoing DDoS attack on GitHub, which has made the social coding site intermittently unresponsive since March 25, is essentially a side effect of an older operation from the Chinese government against a site run by the anti-censorship project GreatFire.org. Officials at GreatFire said that the attack on their infrastructure began on March 17 and involved[…]
An APT group with its sights on selective targets, most of those in Israel, has been using an elusive malware implant to steal data from groups with state and political interests.
More than four days after it began, the massive DDoS attack on GitHub is still ongoing. The attack has evolved significantly since it started and GitHub officials said they believe that the goal of the operation is to force the site to remove some specific content. In the evening hours of March 25, DDoS attack[…]
A large-scale DDoS attack, apparently emanating from China, has been hammering the servers at GitHub over the course of the last 12 hours, periodically causing service outages at the code-sharing and collaboration site.