Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Security researchers from Netscout discovered DDoS-for-hire services have found a way to abuse Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Plex Media Server is a personal media library and … Continue reading Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Video games are poised for a revolution, but benefits will come to fruition only if the industry can guarantee consistent performance and availability. At one point or another, all online gamers have suffered from a sudden time lag or lost Wi-Fi connection at a crucial moment. Most players find these issues frustrating, but in some … Continue reading Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Fake WhatsApp app may have been built to spy on iPhone users – what you need to know

Fake WhatsApp appears to have been used in targeted attacks Users reminded to always be wary of where they install apps from What’s happened? A fake version of the WhatsApp messaging app is suspected of being created by an Italian spyware company to snoop upon individuals and steal sensitive data. Who is behind the fake … Continue reading Fake WhatsApp app may have been built to spy on iPhone users – what you need to know

LogoKit Group Aims for Simple Yet Effective Phishing

A phishing kit that uses embedded JavaScript targeted the users of more than 300 sites in the past week, aiming to grab credentials for SharePoint, Adobe Document Cloud, and OneDrive. A relatively new phishing kit uses embedded JavaScript to dynamically change elements of spoofed webpages to more easily fool users. The adoption of the phishing … Continue reading LogoKit Group Aims for Simple Yet Effective Phishing

5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

It’s been a mixed year for the financial services sector. Some companies have seen increased demand for their services, while others have struggled to deal with the downturn in mortgage deals and reduced consumer spending. At a more granular level, many financial services companies have also had to deal with new ways of work, including … Continue reading 5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector