How Google Took on Mirai, KrebsOnSecurity

The third week of September 2016 was a dark and stormy one for KrebsOnSecurity. Wave after wave of huge denial-of-service attacks flooded this site, forcing me to pull the plug on it until I could secure protection from further assault. The site resurfaced three days later under the aegis of Google’s Project Shield, an initiative which seeks to protect journalists and news sites from being censored by these crippling digital sieges.
Damian Menscher, a Google security engineer with whom I worked very closely on the migration to Project Shield, spoke publicly for the first time this week about the unique challenges involved in protecting a small site like this one from very large, sustained and constantly morphing attacks.

Link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/02/how-google-took-on-mirai-krebsonsecurity/

Injection of Unwanted Google AdSense Ads

During the last couple of years, it has become quite prevalent for hackers to monetize compromised sites by injecting unwanted ads. They can be pop-up ads triggered when a visitor spends a certain amount of time on an infected page, or automatic redirection of mobile traffic to URLs that belong to ad networks.
It’s not uncommon to see adult ads since networks that work with the porn industry usually allow a higher level of anonymity and have less strict guidelines (if any) on the quality of traffic their partners try to send their way.
Continue reading Injection of Unwanted Google AdSense Ads at Sucuri Blog.

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