Trial Begins for a Couple Who Sold Son on Dark Web for €10,000

The trial of a couple who advertised and sold their son on the dark web to pedophiles are underway in Germany. They are scheduled to face charges of rape and child trafficking. In a different but related case, the couple, Christian L., 39, and his…

Darknet Bust Leads to Portugal’s First Bitcoin Seizure

In Atouguia da Baleia, a judge sentenced a couple from Poland to prison for selling narcotics on the darknet. The husband received a seven year prison sentence and the wife received a sentence of only five and a half years. The Judicial Police seized the…

Memcrashed – Major amplification attacks from UDP port 11211

CC BY-SA 2.0 image by David Trawin Over last couple of days we’ve seen a big increase in an obscure amplification attack vector – using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211. In the past, we have talked a lot about amplification attacks happening…

2018 will be a year of biometric hacking, state-sponsored attacks and daring cyber heists

There are only a couple of near-certainties for cyber security in 2018: that the market will continue to be buoyant and that attacks will become more sophisticated. Gartner predicts worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion in 2018, up eight per cent from 2017 –…

2018 will be a year of biometric hacking, state-sponsored attacks and daring cyber heists

There are only a couple of near-certainties for cyber security in 2018: that the market will continue to be buoyant and that attacks will become more sophisticated. Gartner predicts worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion in 2018, up eight per cent from 2017 –…

Security trends 2018: biometric hacking, state-sponsored attacks, daring cyber heists

There are only a couple of near-certainties for cybersecurity in 2018: that the market will continue to be buoyant and that attacks will become more sophisticated. Gartner predicts worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion in 2018, up eight percent from this year – good…