Cisco warns that 500,000 routers and devices infected by hackers ahead of football Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine

Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software. This is thought by Cisco to be in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the Champions League final in Kiev, capital of Ukraine.

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Warning given of powerful new DDoS attack vector affecting IoT, as industry aims to build trust

A new zero-day attack vector could be used to enhance the effectiveness of botnet tools used to launch recent attacks on Dyn, Krebs on Security and OVH. So says Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS).

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Security experts call for end to ‘stupidity’ in fight with hackers as Mirai code broadens IoT attacks

According to some estimates, the Mirai malware has now infected almost half a million Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide, more than doubling the impact of the original Mirai botnet. This is not down to a lack of technology, say experts, but to negligence and stupidity.

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Who’s afraid of the big bad botnet?

The notion of a huge botnet targeting your business with a DDoS attack can send shivers down the backs of the most experienced security professionals. Botnets can harness vast size and power, as well as demonstrating a huge amount of sophistication.

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