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July 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton Campaign Official: Email Leak a Russian Ploy to Help Trump

In an interview on Sunday, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook opined that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network and email system in order to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

A top Hillary Clinton official has made the stunning claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers hacked the Democratic National Convention’s (DNC) email network, now being leaked by WikiLeaks in order to help presidential seat rival and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, speaking to CNN, stated:

What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke [...]

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July 22, 2016

Donald Trump Is All about the ‘Cyber’ with Cybersecurity

Donald Trump could become the next President of the United States. If and when he does, the subject of cybersecurity and the widening scale of cyberattacks will firmly be on the agenda. So what does Trump have to say about a subject that requires a certain understanding and nuance?

Donald Trump, now officially the Republican candidate for the Presidency ahead of the 2016 US Presidential elections, will have to tackle issues such as cybersecurity and the increasing number of cyberattacks from hackers beyond his shores, state-sponsored or otherwise.

In a telling interview with the New York Times, Trump inadvertently revealed his true grasp of cybersecurity while outlining [...]

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July 21, 2016

KickassTorrents Domains Seized, Alleged Owner Arrested

 The world’s largest torrent website has been seized, with its alleged founder arrested by US authorities, in what is a comprehensive blow to the domain and the wider torrenting community.

Artem Vaulin, a 30-year-old Ukrainian national and the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the largest torrent website in the world was arrested in Poland yesterday. The US Government is seeking his extradition.

Following his arrest, US authorities have charged Vaulin with criminal copyright infringement and have seized multiple domain names associated with the website.

The complete list of charges are:

One count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement One [...]
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July 20, 2016

Pokémon Go DDoS Attackers Threaten Wipeout on August 1

 The group who goes by the name Poodlecorp (yes, really) has threatened to take down Pokémon Go servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on August 1st. If achieved, the attack is certain to rile up gamers who are already inundating its servers due to the game’s sheer popularity.

Poodlecorp, the DDoS group tthat previously claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack that affected Pokémon Go servers on Saturday had threatened to bombard the game’s flimsy servers again, hinting at a larger attack at the time.

The group’s supposed leader released a now-deleted tweet that was pinned and publicized by the DDoS group on its Twitter account.  It [...]

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July 19, 2016

In 2016, 1Gbps DDoS Attacks Are the New Norm

 

 The first six months of 2016 have shown that DDoS attacks are only escalating in their frequency as well as their scale, according to the latest global report by DDoS mitigation firm Arbor Networks.

A DDoS report released by software firm Netscout’s DDoS mitigation arm Arbor Networks has revealed the single largest attack observed, registering at a massive 579Gbps. That’s a 73 percent increase from the peak DDoS attack observed in 2015.

DDoS attacks are among the most frequently used and prominent cyberattacks because of the relative ease of availing inexpensive DDoS tools by anyone with a grudge and an internet connection. Suffice to say, DDoS attacks [...]

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