[SecurityWeek] Researchers Show How Censorship Systems Can Be Abused for DDoS Amplification

A group of security researchers has identified a new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack vector over TCP, which allows for reflected amplification at previously unseen levels, with amplification ratios of up to 700,000:1.

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[SecurityWeek] German Election Authority Confirms Likely Cyber Attack

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Suspected hackers last month briefly disrupted the website of the authority running Germany’s September 26 general election, a spokesman for the body told AFP Wednesday. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[SANS ISC] One way to fail at malspam – give recipients the wrong password for an encrypted attachment , (Wed, Jul 14th)

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It is not unusual for malspam authors to encrypt the malicious files that they attach to messages they send out. Whether they encrypt the malicious file itself (as in the case of a password-protected Office document) or embed it in an encrypted archive, encryption can sometimes help attackers to get their creations past e-mail security […]

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Cybercrime gang sets up fake company to hire security experts to aid in ransomware attacks therecord.media/cybercrime-gang-sets-up-fake-company-to-hire-security-experts-to-aid-in-ransomware-attacks/ A cybercrime group known as FIN7 has created a fake security firm earlier this year, used it to hire security researchers, and then trick them into participating in ransomware attacks. Named Bastion Secure, the company claims to provide penetration […]

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