Data Security News Headlines 24th October, 2016

  1. DDoS attack on Dyn involved 10s of millions of hacked IP addresses

Two days ago when Internet was almost taken down by a series of massive DDoS attacks, Several IT security companies already discovered Mirai botnet being linked to the attack. But with time passing, researchers are sharing new and shocking details about this DDoS attack, the attacks on their server were not only massive but also sophisticated and involved 10s of millions of hacked IP addresses. While it is unclear why this attack was conducted and or who was behind this attack, one thing is crystal clear.

Cyber Security Tips:  Dyn involved 10s of millions of hacked IP addresses if you are user, then you have to stay alert, improve your security, and keep monitoring.

  1. Hacker attacks hit Amazon, Twitter, PayPal and other internet giants

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites on Friday. The attacks struck Twitter, PayPal, Spotify and other customers of an infrastructure company in New Hampshire called Dyn. The attackers used hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices that had previously been infected with a malicious code. Dyn said attacks were coming from millions of internet addresses.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from such attack keep filtering of request, use firewall, Intrusion detection and prevention system

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