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PacketViper Warns Popular DVR Surveillance Systems Still Spreading Mirai

  Mirai Back Story

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Your Network IS Hacked! 11 Critical Mistakes During Discovery!

Feb 7, 2017

Category: Hack, Mistakes

…And just like that, it happens! You get the call you've been dreading... A user is complaining their machine is running slow and items keep popping up. During the troubleshooting discussion, you discover the critical mistakes that were made.

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Outdated Medical Devices Could Mean Trouble For Patients

Oct 25, 2016

Category: HealthCare, Cybersecurity, Hack, Breach

In early October, over 100,000 diabetic patients received a notice from Johnson & Johnson that their insulin pumps are at risk of being attacked by various hackers. These hackers are now taking advantage of insulin pump devices by altering the dosage of insulin that is given to the patient.  The mistreat of insulin to any patient could lead to a series of problems for the user. As of 2015, there ...

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100% of Friday's DDoS Victims Have This in Common...

Friday’s massively disruptive DDoS attack was a sobering reminder that we've entered a new era of DDoS threats.  These threats require a new approach to perimeter defense. None of Friday's victims had PacketViper.  None of PacketViper's clients have been hit with DDoS.

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK TO DATE

Sep 29, 2016

Category: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Hack, DDoS, Breach, Alerts

Disaster struck on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, when the record for the Largest DDoS attack was broken. The assault on ‘‘Krebs on Security’’ left engineers at Akamai,the company that protects “krebsonsecurity.com”, bewildered.  Workers at Akamai watched the traffic being directed to their website drastically increase, which left engineers needing to act fast. Engineers worked endlessly to secure ...

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"Hackers For Hire"

The term “hackers” dates back to the 1960s at MIT.  “Hacker” is used to describe extremely skilled individuals that practiced hardcore programming in FORTRAN and other older languages (HelpNet Security). In today’s society, when someone speaks of a “hacker”, we automatically assume that the person was trying to do something illegal and perform a major scam or breach into a network. The term ...

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DNC Should Rethink the Perimeter

Jul 25, 2016

Category: Cybersecurity, Hack, Spear-Pfishing, DNC, Breach, Perimeter

PacketViper.  Make data safe again.

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