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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract controversial chip story

(Image: file photo) Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for Bloomberg News to formally retract its story alleging that a bevy of major tech companies were victims of a Chinese spy campaign via compromised server hardware. Bloomberg reported earlier this month that tiny chips implanted into server hardware facilitated backdoors ...

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