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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1486 DDoS mitigation firm has history of hijacks
Last week, KrebsOnSecurity detailed how BackConnect Inc. — a company that defends victims against large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — admitted to hijacking hundreds of Internet addresses from a European Internet service provider in order to glean information about attackers who were targeting BackConnect. According to an exhaustive analysis of historic Internet records, BackConnect appears to have a history of such “hacking back” activity.

On Sept. 8, 2016, KrebsOnSecurity exposed the inner workings of vDOS, a DDoS-for-hire or “booter” service whose tens of thousands of paying customers used the service to launch attacks against hundreds of thousands of targets over the service’s four-year history in business.
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#1486 DDoS mitigation firm has history of hijacks
#1485 Data-stealing Qadars Trojan malware takes aim at 18 UK banks
#1484 Vulnerability patched in WordPress theme that allows unrestricted uploads
#1483 324,000 payment cards breached, CVVs included
#1482 Fake AV makes it onto Google Play
#1481 Cisco IOS Software Checker
#1480 Untangling the Ripper ATM malware
#1479 Ransomware's next target: Your car and your home
#1478 Cisco warns of second firewall bug exposed by Shadow Brokers
#1477 Mozilla patching Firefox certificate pinning vulnerability
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