US issues emergency directive to halt DNS hijacking

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an emergency directive in an effort to halt a campaign of domain name system (DNS) infrastructure tampering attacks. The emergency directive comes just over a week after the computer emergency readiness team (US-Cert) issued an alert about an infrastructure …

Cyberattacks could cost trillions globally

Hackers target West African financial sector — Tim Cook makes privacy recommendations — It’s the money issue of MC, starting with a prediction that cyberattacks will cost companies worldwide $5.2 trillion over the next five years. An Accenture study anticipates the …

Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison …