On October 21, 2016, the Dyn Managed DNS service experienced three DDoS attacks; two of these were successful at overwhelming the service and preventing access to major websites. While news reports focused on the attacks’ impact on Eastern U.S.
The scenes from around the world were like a bad movie: Amateurish ransom notes, international chaos, and "absolute carnage" in some hospitals that were particularly hard hit.
First reported only two days earlier, the company corrected the flaw in a short time to block the vulnerability from hackers.
As security threats have expanded, the enterprise IT security mindset has not kept up, according to a new CompTIA study. That must change.
I had the opportunity to watch the harsh reality of ransomware unfold before me whilst sitting in the dentist chair today. It wasn't pretty.