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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers: October's Mirai botnet attack on Dyn DNS service was incidental; original target was PlayStation Network name servers used by Dyn   —  Targets included Brazilian Minecraft servers and the PlayStation Network  —  Last October, a flood of traffic from the Mirai botnet brought …
Aug 20, 2017, 8:00 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
After sustained pressure, CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince says the firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks   —  The web provider CloudFlare has decided to drop the neo-Nazi site  —  This afternoon, the Russian relaunch of Daily Stormer disappeared, just as the original site disappeared on Tuesday.
Aug 16, 2017, 5:37 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
In the wake of a killing after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, tech firms are setting aside content neutrality in the fight against online hate   —  Content-neutrality concerns take a back seat after a killing at a white nationalist rally  —  This morning, the neo-Nazi website …
Aug 15, 2017, 2:38 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google study finds ransomware victims have paid $25M+ in ransoms over last two years   —  Ransomware victims have paid more than $25 million in ransoms over the last two years, according to a study presented today by researchers at Google, Chainalysis, UC San Diego, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Jul 26, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Justice and Europol announce takedown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Market, both focused on drugs and fraudulent IDs   —  AlphaBay and Hansa Market are gone, dealing a major blow to the online drug trade  —  An international law enforcement effort has brought …
Jul 20, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Two-factor authentication is a mess, as companies offer various implementations, with SMS and email account recovery methods vulnerable to determined hackers   —  It was supposed to be a one-stop security fix.  Now it's a mess  —  For years, two-factor authentication has been the most important advice …
Jul 10, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack leveraged Windows' remote admin access tools like Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and PsExec to infect other PCs on network   —  Beyond exploits and vulnerabilities  —  When the Wannacry ransomware tore through the UK and Europe in May, there was a certain logic to the heightened scale of damage.
Jun 27, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack spreads to orgs in Britain, US, and Europe, including ad firm WPP, Chernobyl power plant, shipping giant Maersk, US hospital, Merck, more   —  A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month's WannaCry attack.
Jun 27, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple's new third-party ad tracker blocker in Safari will further entrench the dominance of Google and Facebook in web advertising   —  The brutal logic of online advertising  —  The internet is an ad-tracking machine.  It's been true for long enough that we rarely talk about it anymore, but it bears repeating.
Jun 11, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Roughly 98% of computers affected by WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, according to data released by Kaspersky Lab   —  Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say  —  One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly …
May 19, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context

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