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  • 90% of workers in Britain cannot resist clicking on a web link

    20.11.2013

    90% of UK workers surveyed have clicked on a web link embedded in an email with two-thirds (66%) admitting they very rarely first check to ensure the link is genuine, according to Sourcefire.

  • Snowden social-engineered co-workers to share their passwords

    11.11.2013

    The revelations stemming from the documents exfiltrated by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have changed the way we look at many things, but the details that have been trickling out about the way he went about getting access to those documents have also shown us how serious the insider threat can be.

  • Cybercrime gangs seek victims in untapped markets

    07.11.2013

    A record number of brands were targeted by phishers in the second quarter of 2013, according to APWG.

  • What happens when a scammer tries to scam a security researcher?

    05.11.2013

    Senior Research Analyst Jeremy Scott received a phone call from “the service center for the Windows operating system computers” and they told him that he had something much worse than viruses," he had "malwares and spywares” and that they wanted to help remove it.

  • US agency employees let invented woman expert into the network

    04.11.2013

    Once again, and more spectacularly, security researchers have proved that attackers wielding a fake LinkedIn account sporting the image of an attractive woman claiming to be an expert in the cyber security business can trick even security-aware IT employees into letting their guard down.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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