Home / Security (page 3)


New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

For nearly a month, a new botnet has been slowly growing in the shadows, feasting on unsecured Apache Hadoop servers, and planting bots on vulnerable servers to be used for future DDoS attacks. First spotted in honeypot data by a NewSky Security researcher while it was still in its infancy, ...

Read More »

Microsoft sees 25 percent rise in US law enforcement requests

Statistics regarding user data requests Microsoft received from US law enforcement in H2 2017 and H1 2018 Image: Microsoft [edited by ZDNet] Microsoft today published its biannual digital trust reports containing information on the number of law enforcement requests, national security orders, and content removal requests the company received in ...

Read More »

FireEye links Russian research lab to Triton ICS malware attacks

CNIIHM, Moscow Image: Google Maps A Russian research laboratory is behind cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, including on a Saudi petrochemical plant, according to a report published today by US cyber-security firm FireEye. The cyber-attacks took place in 2017 and deployed a never-before-seen malware strain known as Triton –or Trisis– specifically ...

Read More »

GitHub security alerts now support Java and .NET projects

Code hosting service GitHub has updated its platform this week, and among the many developer-centric changes, the company also rolled out three new security features for project owners. The most important of these new security improvements is the expansion of the Security Alerts feature, which now also supports Java and ...

Read More »