FBI: NEW MALWARE TO SPUR MORE LARGE-SCALE CYBER ATTACKS

The FBI is warning companies to protect themselves from cyber attacks from a newly released malware that disrupted a large segment of the Internet in the United States last month. The distributed denial of service attack on the internet company Dyn revealed new vulnerabilities to cyber attackers through inter-connected devices known as the Internet of Things, the FBI stated in a notice to industry on October 26. “The exploitation of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue due to the open availability of the malware source codes for targeting...

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