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Over the course of 90 days, researchers studied 660 million hostnames requested by 75 million users. 470 million of these hostnames only appeared for only one day, and 20% of the latter hostnames were found to be malicious. This indicates that a large portion of hostnames are used by cybercriminals to sling botnets, facilitate spam…

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Experts from Kasperky have discovered a Brazilian hacking campaign that targets home routers to steal banking information. The web-based first employs phishing to attract the attention of the victim. When the victim is distracted by pornographic images, a script is being downloaded in the background try configurations that will reconfigure the DNS settings. Once the…

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NATO leaders have decided to expand the organization’s Article 5 to the cyber realm. This means that collective self defense can be applied when an online cyberattack against one member country is considered an attack on all 28 members. This policy will also ensure mutual assistance in combating cyberattacks and increase cooperation with eh private…

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According to Tom Kellermann (CISO for Trend Micro) Russian hackers are more intelligent than American hackers. The reason for this is because every action they make is part of an incredibly strategic process – operating 8 to 12 moves in advance much like chess. Similarly to chess, they are able to think strategically both offensively…

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It can be difficult for outsiders of the cyberworld to understand why people hack for the lolz. The Guardian was able to land an interview with Derptolling, a clandestine group of coders and computers ‘who have a taste and talent for internet chaos’. The group often takes calls from the Internet community to find a…

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