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Report: Criminals find profit rates of up to 95 percent with DDoS attacks

The emergence of the DDoS-as-a-service industry has lowered the costs for attacks to $25 or less, allowing criminals with no technical expertise to reach profit margins of up to 95 percent, according to a report released last week. And the prices of the attacks are likely to drop even further, as more insecure connected devices come online and …

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AI isn’t just for the good guys anymore

Last summer at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference, the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge pitted automated systems against one another, trying to find weaknesses in the others’ code and exploit them. “This is a great example of how easily machines can find and exploit new vulnerabilities, something we’ll likely see increase and become more sophisticated over time,” said …

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Hackers get around AI with flooding, poisoning and social engineering

Machine learning technologies can help companies spot suspicious user behaviors, malicious software, and fraudulent purchases — but even as the defensive technologies are getting better, attackers are finding ways to get around them. Many defensive systems need to be tuned, or tune themselves, in order to appropriately respond to possible threats. Smoke alarms that go …

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