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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
The largest DDoS attacks have increased greatly in strength, doubling in attack size during 2016. They are bigger, more complex, and require more expertise to defend against than past Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. They are not limited to a specific industry.
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mira botnet, cyber attack, ddos, security
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
Das Mirai-Botnet nutzt Hunderttausende von internetfähigen Geräten, die nur über ein schwaches standardmäßiges Kennwort verfügen. Durch Installation von Malware übernimmt Mirai die Kontrolle über die Geräte und errichtet auf diese Weise eine weltumspannende Armee von infizierten Bots. Bis zum Zeitpunkt der Attacke durchsucht jedes betroffene Gerät das Internet nach weiteren angreifbaren Geräten und infiziert diese. Das Internet der Dinge besteht aus Milliarden von Geräten, die Daten senden und empfangen können und heutzutage fast überall anzutreffen sind. Private Sicherheits- und Unterhaltungsgeräte wie Internetkameras, digitale Videorecorder (DVR) und Router werden häufig mit der Mirai-Malware infiziert.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
With an estimated 500,000 'Internet of Things' devices using default security credentials it's little wonder that the recent Mirai botnet's DDoS attack was able to cause such widespread disruption. But it isn't just the average home-user that's at risk. Organizations like yours are being targeted with bespoke malware in order to compromise your network and add your servers and devices to malicious botnets. This paper explains why these attacks are so successful, how a typical infection takes place and what security systems your organization should have in place to defend against botnet proliferation.
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web protection, email protection, web application firewall, intrusion protection, sandboxing, threat protection
    
Sophos
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: May 07, 2018
2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.
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internet, security, cryptocurrency, data, breaches, botnet
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: May 07, 2018
2017 was a momentous year in security, even though the DDoS landscape appeared to plateau. Maybe it was because Mirai hit so hard at the end of 2016 and the owners of other botnets were retooling to catch up. Maybe it was because news of large data breaches captured so many headlines, drawing the attention of both criminals and the public. Or maybe it is simply due to the cyclical nature of attack popularity that we have seen in the past. No matter the cause, our prediction is that the trend won’t continue in 2018, and it is not time to be complacent. The Mirai botnet is far from played out, as botnet creators are continuing to modify the source code for their individual needs and, with more connected platforms devices than ever, the Internet will continue to offer fertile ground for largescale attacks.
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internet, security, cryptocurrency, data, breaches, botnet
    
Oracle
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