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…

DPI: Enabling secure, personalized and metered services

Why Deep Packet Inspection may be the key to enabling secure, personalized and metered services, should the FCC decide to end net neutrality in the USA. And isn’t it ironic?* It’s like spamming the FCC with bot driven anti net neutrality comments. It’s like a DDoS attack keeping anyone from commenting on it OK maybe…

The DDoS Education Series Part 4/4: The Overwhelming Scope of DNS Floods

The DDoS Education Series Part 4/4: The Overwhelming Scope of DNS Floods The first two instalments of this series covered TOS Floods and SYN Floods, while last time, we focused our attention on Ping Floods. This final instalment in the education series looks at DNS Floods, what differentiates them from other kinds of DDoS attacks, and…

The DDoS Education Series Part 2/4. Are You SYN-fully Unprotected Against the Latest DDoS Threats?

Last time, we introduced DDoS attacks, and highlighted the threat of TOS Floods. This time, we turn our attention to SYN Floods. What are the risks for service providers, and how can you stay ahead of the game to keep yourself and your customers safe? Hackers Back in the Spotlight Cybersecurity Ventures   predicted that “global spending…

ISPs Must Take the Wheel when Driving The IoT in Their Networks

From connected vehicles and vending machines to smart meters and wearables. The Internet of (connected) things (IoT) is promising to change our daily life as we know it, making it easier, better and more efficient. The recent massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, however, disrupted some of the most popular Internet services like Twitter and AirBnB. Carried out using an army of IoT botnets, the attack raised alarm bells with service providers. It proved that besides the smart and cool experiences IoT devices can deliver, there is a big security risk that cannot be overlooked.