THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 12 , 2019

Internet

Cyber Attack Trends: Detection, Response, and Cure

Cyber Attack Trends: Detection, Response, and Cure

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the significant rise in cyber-attacks. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently reported that 480 major cyber incidents required its attention this year – an average of 60 per month. While this is an astronomical figure, it is likely to rise even further as organizations improve their detection efforts and increase their willingness to report attacks to organizations such as the NCSC. However, being able to

Massive ‘Onliner’ Spambot Holds 711 Million Email Addresses

Massive ‘Onliner’ Spambot Holds 711 Million Email Addresses

Security researchers have uncovered one of the largest single spambots ever seen, loaded with 711 million email records. The so-called ‘Onliner’ spambot was discovered by researcher ‘Benkow’ who claimed it has been in use since at least 2016, spreading a banking trojan called Ursnif. It contains around 50GB of emails, credentials and SMTP configuration files, he explained in a blog post. “I have seen this spambot targeting specific countries like Italy, or specific business

Google leaked prefixes – and knocked Japan off the Internet

Google leaked prefixes – and knocked Japan off the Internet

A routing incident caused large-scale internet disruption. It hit Japanese users the hardest, slowing or blocking access to websites and online services for dozens of Japanese companies. What happened is that Google accidentally leaked BGP prefixes it learned from peering relationships, essentially becoming a transit provider instead of simply exchanging traffic between two networks and their customers. This also exposed some internal traffic engineering that caused many of these prefixes

Time Synchronization, Security, and Trust

Time Synchronization, Security, and Trust

Time is something that is often overlooked or taken for granted, but the accuracy and reliability of time is critical to our lives and must be protected. Time is a core concept underlying nearly all physical and virtual systems. Distributed computer systems, key to many functions inherent in our daily lives, rely on accurate and reliable time, yet we rarely stop and think about how that time is constructed and

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting businesses, governments, and consumers and transforming how they interact with the world. Companies are going to spend almost $5 trillion on the IoT in the next five years — and the proliferation of connected devices and massive increase in data has started an analytical revolution. To gain insight into this emerging trend, BI Intelligence conducted an exclusive Global IoT Executive Survey on the impact of the IoT on companies