Kaspersky’s new report provides the company’s view on the advanced persistent threats landscape for 2024. Existing APT techniques will keep being used, and new ones will likely emerge, such as the increase in AI usage, hacktivism and targeting of smart home tech. New botnets and rootkits will also likely appear, . . . Read more
Image: Adobe Stock/Sandsun Last week, Anonymous Sudan, identified by Flashpoint and others as a Russia-aligned threat actor spoofing an Islamicist hacktivist group, attacked another western financial institution. This time, it did so reportedly in concert with the pro-Russia denial-of-service hacker group Killnet and possibly Russia-based ransomware-as-a-service REvil. The June 19 . . . Read more
Researchers at Akamai’s Security Intelligence unit find a botnet specimen that reveals how successful DDoS, spam and other cyberattacks can be done with little finesse, knowledge or savvy. Image: iStock/bagotaj Botnets, especially botnets-for-hire, are lowering the bar to technology access for those seeking to launch distributed denial of service — . . . Read more
The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.
Black Hat 2020 session discusses how high-wattage connected devices like dishwashers and heating systems can be recruited into botnets and used to manipulate energy markets.