How infected IoT devices are used for massive DDoS attacks


One of the largest and most devastating distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks to date used a mix of infected computers and internet-connected security cameras to take a prominent news website down, Tuesday.

New Senate bill aims to put the boot to botnets


Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., introduced the Botnet Prevention Act earlier this week, which would expand the Justice Department’s civil injunction authority to tear down botnets, issue new criminal offenses for selling access to botnets and raise the penalties for attacks on critical infrastructure.