Tag: DDoS attack

Google Removes 300 Play Store Apps That Secretly Used Phones for DDoS Attacks

Android users generally assume Google’s Play Store is safe to use since the tech giant scans all its apps to ensure none contain malware. Every once in a while, however, hackers manage to get malicious apps past Google. Recently, according to reports, Google had to remove 300 apps from its Play Store as they were found to be using Android devices to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Hijacking Phones for Large-scale …
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Former Professional Hacker Talks About The Business

Kevin Mitnick was arrested in 1995 for hacking into 40 of the biggest companies in the Unites States. Among these were IBM, Nokia, and Motorola. Mitnick is now a top security consultant for some of the biggest companies in the world. The former hacker showed ABC how easy it is to steal someones identity using public Wifi spots. He says cyber criminals set up fake WiFi networks that people will …
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Bitrated faces severe DDoS attack and $3,200 ransom demand

A couple of hours ago, Bitrated, a bitcoin trust platform meant for reputation management and consumer protection has posted a tweet, warning users about an ongoing DDoS attack, carried out in the form of an extortion attempts. During the last couple of weeks, numerous Bitcoin-related companies, but also other businesses from all around the world have been affected by such attacks. According to a Medium post written by the Bitrated, …
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