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Mirai – Don’t be one of the millions!

On September 20th, the widely read security blog, Krebs On Security, was targeted by a massive DDoS attack that was powered by the Mirai botnet. The same malware was deemed responsible for the Dyn attack on October 21st by Flashpoint.

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Tom Byrnes quoted in Newsweek: CLINTON AND CYBERSECURITY: HAS SHE LEARNED FROM HACKS AND WIKILEAKS DUMPS?

“My kids do a better job at securing their Minecraft server than what was being done by Clinton and her staff,” says Tom Byrnes, founder and CEO of network security firm ThreatStop in Carlsbad, California. “These are supposedly smart people who have very clearly been briefed on matters of basic digital hygiene they just didn’t follow. It’s scary.”

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ThreatSTOP 4.06 - New Ransomware Targets added

ThreatSTOP 4.06 release includes:

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3 reasons businesses are getting worse at cybersecurity

ThreatSTOP VP of Product Management, Joe Dalquist, quoted in an article on iMeetCentral.

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ThreatSTOP releases new ransomware targets

The ThreatSTOP Security Team has introduced a new list of ransomware targets. We highly recommend customers update their policies to include these targets for immediate increased protection from the growing number of ransomware attacks.

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Inventor of DNS on the DYN attack: 'DDoS threatens our values and freedoms, as well as our surfing'

Imagine standing in line at a coffee shop, the place is brimming with people all shouting their order at the one overwhelmed barista. You place your order but he can’t hear you. You shout it, you scream it over the din of the thousands of people also ordering their coffee, but the barista just shrugs because he can’t get your order much less process it. No coffee for you. As you leave you realize those thousands of other customers aren’t even customers, they were just noise generated to keep you from getting your coffee.

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DNS/DDOS Attack

You’ve been reading a lot about the DNS/DDOS attack. Nobody knows better than us what this means. Stay tuned for valuable insight from ThreatSTOP's Chief Scientist, Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS.

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13 IT leaders confess their scary stories and deep, dark fears

"A trend that frightens me in IT right now is the growing notion that breaches are going to happen and are therefore unavoidable; almost even acceptable. This way of thinking is taking the focus away from preventing threats and almost glorifies the attackers for their ingenuity in the aftermath. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Accepting breaches as a cost of doing business is essentially inviting ransomware over for dinner."

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ThreatSTOP 4.05 release

ThreatSTOP 4.05 release includes:

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Protecting your hybrid cloud

Did you miss ThreatSTOP's webinar with dinCloud? Watch it hear to learn how ThreatSTOP can help you increase security beyond the cloud. Check it out

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