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German military to introduce cyber command amid rising threats

The German military is to establish a new cyber command in an effort to bolster defences and tackle growing threats against its networks. A high-value target for hackers, the military registered 284,000 complex and professional attempted breaches in the first two months of 2017. While no damage was incurred, the ministry said that attacks are… Read More

U.S. college endures 54-hour Mirai variant attack

An unnamed college in the United States was the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, launched using a variant of the Mirai botnet. The attack lasted over 54 hours straight, from February 28 through March 3. This makes the attack notable for duration alone, in a world where the average DDoS attack… Read More

District court rules against Cloudflare in anti-piracy suit

A Florida district court has ruled that Cloudflare, the content delivery network (CDN), is not protected from anti-piracy injunctions by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As a result, Cloudflare may be held responsible for activities undertaken in support of torrent websites that have been served anti-piracy injunctions. This decision serves as a clarification of… Read More

Apple claims WikiLeaks vulnerabilities fixed years ago

Apple has stated that the vulnerabilities pointed out in the latest WikiLeaks data dump from ‘Vault 7’ were fixed many years ago, and that the hacking methods purportedly used by the CIA would not work on today’s devices. After assessing the claims put forth in the Vault 7 documents, Apple has asserted that while the… Read More

Fake mobile base stations used to spread malware in China

In China, cybercriminals are using fake mobile base stations to continue the spread of Swearing Trojan malware throughout the country. Swearing Trojan, named after the Chinese swear words that appear in the code, can infect a device one of two ways: either by dropping malicious code through an infected device, or through a fake base… Read More