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Current Events – Top 5 Cybersecurity Developments of 2016

By Chris Williams To kick off the new year, we’ll take a look back at 5 of the most important cybersecurity events and trends from 2016, along with the circumstances that made each noteworthy. 5 – IoT-fueled DDoS attacks result in highest throughput events in Internet history The threat posed by distributed denial of service …

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Mirai, DDoS Attacks, and the State of IoT Security

By Chris Williams Mirai A malware package designed to infect network-connected devices that lacked security, gaining remote access to a large number of hosts (bots) for the purpose of conducting distributed denial of service attacks. Hackers control infected bots from a centralized platform or control server—this control server can issue arbitrary commands to the entire …

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