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Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

By antivirus, apt31, China, DDOS, election, election 2020, engadget, gear, hacks, Internet, malware, mcafee, News, north korea, Phishing, Security, youtube

Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns, and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group linked to China, impersonated McAfee (the antivirus software, not …

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The internet is racing to cut ties with 8chan after another deadly shooting

By 8chan, bitmitigate, Business, cloudflare, daily stormer, DDOS, domain registrar, engadget, epik, far-right, gear, Internet, mass shooting, neonazi, Security, services, terrorists, tomorrow, tucows, voxility, white supremacy

Less than an hour before this weekend’s deadly mass-shooting in El Paso, Texas, the suspect appears to have posted a rambling post filled with white nationalist and racist statements on 8chan. After a day of waffling, Cloudflare announced it would cu…

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Google’s Jigsaw is giving European politicians free DDoS protection

By DDOS, ddosprotection, engadget, europeanelections, europeanunion, gear, google, googlejigsaw, Jigsaw, politics, Security, services

Political organizations in Europe can now get free protection from web flooding attacks from Google’s cybersecurity incubator Jigsaw. For the first time, European operators will be able to use Project Shield, a tool that helps protect political opera…

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Arizona man gets 20 months in prison for emergency system DDoS attacks

By 0, arizona, crime, DDOS, denialofservice, departmentofjustice, distributeddenialofservice, emergency, engadget, gear, Internet, law, madison, Security, wisconsin

Denial of service attacks are serious by themselves, but doubly so when they target vital systems… and one perpetrator is finding that out first-hand. A court has sentenced Arizona resident Randall Charles Tucker (who nicknamed himself the …

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‘World of Warcraft’ cyberattacker sentenced to year in prison

By blizzard, DDOS, denialofservice, engadget, games, gaming, gear, hack, hacker, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, videogames, worldofwarcraft

One World of Warcraft player is paying the price for taking a virtual rivalry too far. A US federal court has sentenced Romanian man Calin Mateias to spend a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to launching a distributed denial of s…

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US government will investigate fake net neutrality comments

By comment, DDOS, engadget, fcc, fraud, gear, governmentaccountabilityoffice, houseofrepresentatives, Internet, netneutrality, politics, senate

In December, a number of US Representatives sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking it to investigate fraudulent comments submitted to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality. Multiple groups found evidence that million…

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US government will investigate fake net neutrality comments

By comment, DDOS, engadget, fcc, fraud, gear, governmentaccountabilityoffice, houseofrepresentatives, Internet, netneutrality, politics, senate

In December, a number of US Representatives sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking it to investigate fraudulent comments submitted to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality. Multiple groups found evidence that million…

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Mirai botnet creators plead guilty to charges over 2016 attack

By botnet, briankrebs, cyberattack, cybersecurity, DDOS, dyn, engadget, gear, Internet, krebsonsecurity, miraibotnet, newyorktimes, parasjha, reddit, Security, Twitter

The individuals behind the Mirai botnet that caused nationwide internet outages in October of last year have pleaded guilty to federal charges, ZDNet reports. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman were indicted by a court in Alaska earlier…

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US pressured North Korea by overwhelming hackers with data traffic

By cyberattacks, cyberwarfare, DDOS, denialofservice, donaldtrump, engadget, gear, hack, hackers, Internet, northkorea, politics, Security, trump

The US is no stranger to hacking North Korea, but it’s usually in a bid to directly thwart the country’s military ambitions. Now, however, those attacks are being used as a diplomatic strategy. The Washington Post has learned that President Trump o…

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Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims

By ajitpai, congress, cyberattack, DDOS, engadget, fcc, gear, governmentalaccountabilityoffice, houseofrepresentatives, netneutrality, politics, senate

The FCC has claimed that the site it uses to collect public comment on its plans to roll back net neutrality rules was taken down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack instead of crippled by a massive number of commenters brought ab…

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Now & Next: Cyber Attacks

By cyber attacks, data, DDOS, exchangewire, Hacking

he signs are innocuous: a slow network connection, a requested password update, a strange email from a colleague. The effects, however, have profound impacts on people, businesses, and governments alike. ExchangeWire’s Now & Next explores the methods and motivations behind cyber attacks, and how (or if) they can be mitigated.

Throwing your hat into the ring

Before we tar all hackers with the same brush, it is important to say that this article focuses on the threat posed by ‘black […]

The post Now & Next: Cyber Attacks appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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US: North Korea’s been hacking everyone since 2009

By applenews, DDOS, dhs, engadget, FBI, Flash, gear, guardiansofpeace, hiddencobra, homelandsecurity, keylogger, lazarus, northkorea, ransomware, Security, silverlight, Sony, technicalalert, USA, wannacry, windows

US authorities believe the North Korean government has been using an army of hackers called “Hidden Cobra” to deploy cyber attacks over the past eight years. That’s according to the Technical Alert formally issued by the Homeland Security and the FBI…

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Senators ask FBI to investigate FCC’s alleged cyberattack

By applenews, cyberattack, DDOS, denialofservice, engadget, FBI, fcc, gear, Internet, investigation, lawenforcement, netneutrality, politics, Regulation, Security

The FCC isn’t exactly forthcoming with evidence of the alleged denial of service attack on its servers, and that’s leaving some worried. Is it protecting privacy (as it claims), or stifling attempts to post comments supporting net neutrality? A slew…

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