Hacking Vendetta Seen in Attack on East Coast Web Host

Oct. 21 — Hackers Oct. 21 temporarily shut down access to websites for internet users along the U.S. East Coast, in what industry professionals say was a coordinated and curiously timed attack on one particular Domain Name Server (DNS) provider. Dyn Inc. reported a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack at around 7:10 a.m. New York time, which left millions…

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Cyberwarfare: Assessing 21st-Century Security Threats

It’s one of the hottest questions circulating among cyberpunks, political junkies, and Facebook opinion-makers. On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Charlie Rose asked it of John Carlin, the now-former Assistant Attorney General and chief of the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division. “How did we determine that the Russians were behind the hacking of the…

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Nothing Brings Banks Together Like A Good Hack

As the group chief security officer for Barclays, he has a squad of elite ex-government agents patrolling the company’s digital perimeter. He also has a hefty budget to acquire state-of-the-art technology to protect Britain’s second-biggest bank from cyber attacks. But Oerting, with no small dose of grudging admiration, says his adversaries excel at something that can’t be…

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