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  • DDoS attacks aimed at telecom systems are on the rise

    01.08.2012

    DDoS attacks are usually seen as the domain of hacktivists and hackers looking to block - then blackmail - companies that are heavily dependent on their Internet presence.

  • VolP: The new way in?

    20.03.2012

    Voice is now data and as such it is a new attack vector for hackers into a company network.

  • Hiding messages in VoIP packets

    15.11.2011

    A group of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology have devised a relatively simple way of hiding information within VoIP packets exchanged during a phone conversation.

  • Skype can be used to tie users to illegal download activity

    21.10.2011

    A team of researchers has proved that it is possible to determine the IP address of a user and tie it with his Internet use, and even correlate this information to his file-sharing activity with high accuracy, by taking advantage of a privacy hole in Skype.

  • Government telecommunication-spying malware opens backdoor

    10.10.2011

    The Chaos Computer Club claims that a government-made "lawful interception" Trojan has abilities that exceed those allowed by the nation's legislature and that those features can be easily misused by third parties through a series of design and implementation flaws.




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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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