Criminals Hacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrencies

  Cryptocurrency Hijacking Cryptocurrency hijacking, or “cryptojacking” is one of the major threats faced by Enterprise IT teams today, and probably the most underestimated. Cryptojacking involves the covert, illegal use of targeted computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining requires massive processing power to solve complex algorithms as part of the blockchain validation mechanism. This…

“Anonymous” to Erase Israel from the Internet—Or Is It?

  Five years ago, a “hacktivist” group of cyber-disruptors united to attack the Internet infrastructure and websites of the State of Israel. The initial date of that attack was the 7th of April 2013, the eve of Israel’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, and they have continued to target Israel every year on the anniversary of…

From the Flu to DDoS – an Epidemic of Epidemics!

Last week, while the mobile industry was busy celebrating telecom innovation at MWC18, another kind of innovation was making headlines: a record 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack was launched (and it has already been surpassed), causing some disruption and highlighting the potential for much worse. In this instance, the attack was detected and mitigated relatively quickly—but…

What’s Happening at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona 2018

Yes, the new year is well underway and it’s time for the highlight of the mobile industry’s calendar—the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. GSMA claims that this year’s event is bigger and better than any before with delegates from all four corners of the globe looking to learn about the latest and greatest developments in…

The Economics of Home IoT Cyber Crime

IoT devices in the home are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. This can lead to invasions of personal privacy as well as attacks on Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and IoT vendor property and infrastructure. It is likely that this trend will continue with attacks becoming more widespread and sophisticated. The past five years has…