A new DNS vulnerability was found in BIND yesterday, CVE-2012-5688. It is listed as a critical vulnerability. This adds to the list of major vulnerabilities discovered in BIND. Since February of 2011, a new high vulnerability has been found on average every 60 days. This is a worrisome trend for DNS administrators concerned with the […]
Kaspersky Lab has announced that they are developing a secure operating system for protecting SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and ICS (industrial-control systems). These are the systems used for industrial control. They are core to most utility companies and industrial infrastructure, controlling such things as valves or switches.
There have been several recent Denial of Service attacks reported on banks, hosting providers and federal agencies around the world. As always with these types of attacks, one of the victims is the DNS server. Attacking DNS is effective, once the DNS server is taken down by the hacker, customers can’t reach any of the […]
In the last couple of weeks there has been a big jump of DDoS attacks focused on the websites of major US financial institutions. Among those reportedly attacked has included Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, PNC, and U.S. Bank. A distributed denial-of-service attack or better known as a DDoS
The GoDaddy DNS outage had wide spread effect. Hacktivists claimed to have caused it but Interim CEO Scott Wagner said the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted route data tables. No matter what the cause, whether it was internal errors or external attacks, the outage
Cyber crime has become big business. In the past, hackers tended to work alone or in small groups, and their impact was usually quite minimal. Sometimes it was done just for bragging rights rather than monetary gain, and often had no adverse affects on most of the general public.