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Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on device hardening from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Security experts are warning that an IoT botnet is targeting financial firms with DDoS attacks, in what many believe is the first of its kind since the notorious Mirai campaign.

Recorded Future has released its 2017 findings for the top 10 vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals, an analysis conducted due to a continued weakness in traditional vulnerability databases and scanning tools- they do not indicate which vulnerabilities are currently being exploited.

Last Wednesday, GitHub was hit by the largest DDoS attack ever recorded, measuring 1.3 Tbps of sustained traffic for eight minutes.

Over 30 lawsuits have been filed by Intel customers and shareholders following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

New documents provided recently by Equifax to US senators revealed that the breach the company experienced last year may have involved types of data not mentioned in the initial disclosure of the incident.

Microsoft issued an emergency fix for the recently discovered Meltdown vulnerability found in Intel CPUs, but warn that it may cause compatibility problems with some AV tools.

Details emerged this week on two major processor security flaws, leaving firms scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers.

An unprotected MongoDB database containing the personal details on every voter in the state of California has been stolen and held for ransom after being exposed to the public facing internet.

Three men pleaded guilty yesterday to creating the infamous Mirai botnet, which is responsible for knocking offline some of the world’s most popular websites late last year.

Organizations during the third quarter experienced on average 237 DDoS attack attempts each month, equivalent to eight DDoS attack attempts each day.

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