Academic computer networks are often exceptionally large and diverse, and are notoriously challenging to secure and monitor, which can make them prime targets for attackers, according to comments made by one security firm in the wake of a data breach at the Australian National University.
Using stronger passwords and multi-factor authentication on registrar and DNS hosting accounts would help to solve security issues around attacks that have been launched under the hacking campaign known as DNSpionage, the well-known domain name system expert Cricket Liu says.
Security company FireEye says it has been responding to a second attack by the group behind the Triton malware which was used to attack the Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco last year.
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