Are you caught in the Bitcoin “gold rush” but is someone else reaping the rewards?

Regardless of what you believe about cryptocurrency, it’s still around. People are still getting rich – some legitimately and others, well, less so. While doing some network data analysis, we discovered an ingenious kind of “startup” that has been spawned as a result of the cryptocurrency opportunity: Device hijacking for cryptocurrency mining. To understand the…

Net Neutrality – Dead as a Dodo

Net neutrality is about to go the way of the Dodo Bird. Regardless of whether you are pro-Trump or anti-Trump, pro-regulation or anti-regulation, this is a huge change in how we access the internet. Will service providers favor their own services, strike deals with content providers that effectively box out smaller competitors or create a…

BadRabbit: Is Three the Magic Number, or is this The New Normal?

Did you know that the damages from Ransomware are expected to be more than $5 billion by the year 2020? This is not just the cost of paying the ransom itself, but also the price of destruction and loss of data, the downtime involved getting systems back online, and the disruption to the business which…

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: When IoT-Based Attacks Strike Service Providers

While we’re arming ourselves, our businesses and organizations against IoT-based attacks, few people talk about the damage they do to service providers. It’s something that gets overlooked, but the potential for causing detrimental impact is considerable. Service providers can suffer particularly badly because: They can be a target Attacks can originate from within their own…

The DDoS Education Series Part 2/4. Are You SYN-fully Unprotected Against the Latest DDoS Threats?

Last time, we introduced DDoS attacks, and highlighted the threat of TOS Floods. This time, we turn our attention to SYN Floods. What are the risks for service providers, and how can you stay ahead of the game to keep yourself and your customers safe? Hackers Back in the Spotlight Cybersecurity Ventures   predicted that “global spending…

Declawing the CopyCat Malware: Why and How?

Just as the Petya ransomware scheme was discovered and we managed to tackle it, we now face a new challenge to mobile security: CopyCat malware. How does it work? CopyCat generates and steals ad revenues. It’s disguised as popular apps and it infects each device once downloaded by collecting data about the infected device and…

Why Your Firewall Needs a Multilayer Inline Solution for DDoS Protection

Deploying a multilayered inline solution stops your firewall from becoming the weakest link in your network security during massive DDoS attacks, and keeps critical network services running. Firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) have become a standard in network protection, installed in every network. Although they have greatly advanced over the years in safeguarding against…

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