Stories by Tim Greene

The Trump effect on cybersecurity: Tough to tell

Donald Trump’s effect on cybersecurity after he’s sworn in as president will likely be toward military uses of cyber weapons and stronger tools for law enforcement to crack encryption, but the impact is hard to predict due to the vagueness of his proposals so far.

Was the Dyn DDoS attack actually a script kiddie v. PSN?

The massive DDoS attack that disrupted the internet address-lookup service Dyn last week was perhaps pulled off by a script kiddie targeting PlayStation Network and using Mirai malware to assemble a massive IoT botnet, according to research by Flashpoint.