THE USE of private wireless networks to provide for utilities and other aspects of critical industries have become more important than ever before, as the need for a medium to defend in the face of cyber-attacks escalates.
As we wind down ever closer to what is becoming probably the most bizarre U.S. presidential election in modern history, there is huge controversy around cyber-security news and other types of text including the words “Clinton” or “Trump” in the body, let alone the headline. The political circle of the internet was literally exploding in response to a report issued by Slate last week claiming the Trump organization had been using a secret server to establish communication with a Russian bank. However, just as quick came the debunking of the entire matter by the same cyber-security community. Continue reading “Last week in cybersecurity – Sunday, November 6, 2016”
This past week, amidst all the news about new DDoS attacks raising concerns across the board and internet providers suffering major setbacks, a man in the state of Arizona in the United States was arrested for a very concerning reason.
News of cybersecurity developments were skyrocketing last week, with a row in Ukraine topping the list. Cyber Hunta is the name of a Ukrainian group that on October 28th went as far as releasing the emails of close aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin, proving how Moscow immensely influenced the separatists causing havoc in eastern Ukraine. Analysts are viewing this as a retaliation attack by Washington in response to Russian political hacking of various servers in the U.S.
Hackers were successful in launching a major and sophisticated cyberattack on the internet using very common devices including webcams and even digital recorders. They were able to cut-off access to some of the world’s leading and best known websites on Friday, October 21st, raising eyebrows across the board and raising even more concern about cybersecurity threats. This feat, if you may, was described by many experts as an alarming breach of worldwide internet stability. Continue reading “Breaking down latest DDoS attack compromising Twitter, PayPal and others”