NSFOCUS in the News

HSBC UK online banking operations disrupted by DDoS attack

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

SC Magazine HSBC UK was the target for a DDoS attack that flooded the financial institution’s systems with manufactured traffic, much to the dismay of online banking customers who were unable to access and manage their accounts. Dave Martin, our security expert and director suggested that HSBC’s servers “were probably busy handling a surge of […]

US fast-food chain Wendy’s investigating possible card data breach

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Help Net Security Wendy’s, the popular and widespread US fast-food chain, is investigating a possible payment card data breach. Vann Abernethy, our senior technical expert said that this incident and other like this should serve as a wake-up call for companies, the payment card industry can consumers alike. To read the full article, please click […]

Fortinet SSH vulnerability more widespread than thought

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security Fortinet denies that a vulnerability found in many of its products is a true backdoor, but finds that the flaw is more widespread than once thought. Steve Gates, our chief research analyst and principal engineer said that use of hardcoded logins was a serious oversight by Fortinet. To read the full article, […]

Anti-DDoS Solution from NSFOCUS Helps Australian Service Provider Micron21 Mitigate Massive Denial of Service Attack

February 1, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Large-scale DDoS assault consumed 23 Terabytes of inbound data in only two hours; outage would have cost up to $1.3 Million SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 1, 2016 – NSFOCUS IB today announced that NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) has been used to mitigate a sustained, 90-Gbps Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack against Australian service […]

Data Privacy Day: Cybersecurity experts share advice on protecting data

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

SC Magazine For the tenth annual Data Privacy Day, cybersecurity experts from across the industry offered their advice on how both individuals and organizations can protect their data. Dave Martin, our security expert and director told SCMagazine.com that consumers should establish a separate or out-of-band communications path with anyone who has contacted them online asking […]

Would you like fraud with that? Burger chain giant Wendy’s ‘hacked’

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Register Wendy’s – the third largest fast-food chain in the wood – has become the latest retail giant to lose customers’ credit card numbers to crooks, it appears. The fraudulent activity on people’s payment cards led bank staff to believe Wendy’s systems have been hacked. The company has 6,500 restaurants across 28 countries. Our […]

7 Steps Toward Better Small Business Security

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Business News Daily Small businesses are the new big target for cyberattacks. As the growing use of automation by cybercriminals allows them to attack thousands of smaller organizations per day. The article listed top threats for small businesses in 2016. Our field CTO Van Abernethy suggested to report issues as soon as possible, it […]

DHCP servers must be patched against denial-of-service attacks

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security The internet systems consortium released a critical patch for DHCP servers that fixed a flaw that could lead to DDoS attacks. However, the experts were split on whether this issue should lead organizations to switch to IPv6. Stephen Gates, principal sales engineer and technical expert from network security firm NSFOCUS IB said […]

Faulty database makes information public for 191 million American voters

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Fox News Dave Martin, Director & Security Expert at NSFOCUS had an interview with FOX in regards to 191 million American voters’ personal information wen publicity by faulty database. Even though it has been claimed that the voters’ information included is already publicly available from each government stage. There is no new or private information […]

Anti-terror hackers tested their capabilities on the BBC with a DDoS attack

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Inquirer The BBC has been victim of a testy hacker group that used the media outfit’s systems to test their own capabilities. They said “The reason we really targeted [the] BBC is because we wanted to see our actual server power.” Our security expert and director Dave Martin pointed out that a worrisome trend […]