When ancient Greeks left a giant horse bestowed upon the Trojans but secretly filled with Greek soldiers, they couldn’t have imagined their plan being re-enacted some 3000+ years later. On October 21st something along the same lines occurred, this time effecting hundreds of thousands of unsecured IoT devices used to facilitate massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)… Read More »
Is a serial hacker stalking Rutgers University?
Since spring of 2014, Rutgers has been targeted by a hacker or group of hackers in a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. A DDoS attack uses a network of compromised computers called a botnet to access the targeted site simultaneously. The increase in traffic overwhelms the targeted network and causes it to… Read More »
Sony Screams About Hackers But They’ve Invaded Our Privacy For Years
The hack attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that’s been making headlines over the last couple of weeks is just the latest in a line of security breaches at Sony that stretch back to 2011. Many companies get attacked just because they are vulnerable targets, but Sony seems to have raised the special ire of the… Read More »