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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Senators debut a bill requiring IoT devices sold to government are patchable and conform to basic security best practices, like avoiding hard-coded passwords   —  Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government's purchase …
Aug 1, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
DocuSign says recent malware phishing attacks targeting its users were the result of a breach of a “non-core” system and that only email addresses were accessed   —  DocuSign, a major provider of electronic signature technology, acknowledged today that a series …
May 15, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Payments to the three Bitcoin addresses reportedly hardcoded in the WannaCry ransomware totaled just $26K by Saturday   —  As thousands of organizations work to contain and clean up the mess from this week's devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing …
May 15, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: card payments giant Verifone is investigating a breach of its internal networks that has affected a number of companies running its PoS solutions   —  Credit and debit card payments giant Verifone [NYSE: PAY] is investigating a breach of its internal computer networks that appears …
Mar 7, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement   —  On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things …
Jan 20, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Russian hacking group The Dukes, suspected of hacking DNC servers, has launched at least five phishing attacks on US NGOs and think tanks   —  Less than six hours after Donald Trump became the presumptive president-elect of the United States, a Russian hacker gang perhaps best known for breaking …
Nov 10, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Researchers: Friday's internet outage, caused by DDoS attack on DynDNS, was powered in part by a Mirai-based botnet of DVRs and cameras with Xiongmai components   —  A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites …
Oct 22, 2016, 12:55 AMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dahua's IoT devices, largely responsible for Krebs DDoS attack, have default passwords hardcoded in firmware; EU is working on IoT device security regulations   —  The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) …
Oct 9, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Source code behind IoT device botnet Mirai, responsible for DDoS of KrebsOnSecurity, publicly released by Hackforums user   —  The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) …
Oct 1, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
As insecure IoT devices make large-scale DDoS attacks more potent, the Internet community should work to adopt standards and tools to prevent these attacks   —  John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
Sep 25, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context

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