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Did the DSL Modem Attacks in Brazil Change Device Security?

Did the DSL Modem Attacks in Brazil Change Device Security?

From 2011 to 2012, millions of Internet users in Brazil were victims of a massive attack on vulnerable DSL modems. By configuring modems remotely, attackers could redirect users to malicious Domain Name System (DNS) servers. Victims trying to visit popular websites (Google, Facebook) were directed to impostor sites instead. These malicious sites then installed malware …

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Singapore releases plan to fight ransomware attacks

Singapore releases plan to fight ransomware attacks

Singapore has released what it says is a plan to combat the growing threat of ransomware and offers guidelines on how to mitigate such attacks. These include a “kill chain” of benchmark ransomware and recommendations on whether to pay ransom demands. Ransomware risks have dramatically increased in scale and impact, becoming an “urgent” issue that …

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