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Discovery of New Internet of Things (IoT) Based Malware Could Put a New Spin on DDoS Attacks

Slightly over one year ago, several major distributed denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks took place, including a major event affecting the domain name service provider Dyn, which caused outages and slowness for a number of popular sites, including Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Twitter. Now, a new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet, called IoT Reaper, or … Continue reading

Canada uses anti-spam law to take down Toronto botnet

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on Thursday, December 3, 2015, that it had served its first-ever warrant under Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL, enacted July 2014) to take down a command-and-control server located in Toronto, Ontario, that was being used to distribute Win32/Dorkbot malware.… Continue reading
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