Apache Killer

“Apache Killer” is a severe vulnerability (discovered in August 2011) affecting the widely used Apache web server. Despite the fact that the vulnerability had been previously described in January 2007 by Google security researcher Michal Zalewski, it was only patched in Apache version 2.2.20 (released a week after knowledge of the vulnerability was public in […]

Great Firewall of China is a DDoS Machine?

China’s Golden Shield Project, also known as the Great Firewall of China (GFW), is a government controlled network firewall that monitors every bit of internet traffic generated inside of China. The political and ideological background of the Golden Shield Project is considered to be one of Deng Xiaoping’s favorite sayings in the early 1980s: “If […]

Staminus – Keeping You Connected

Founded in 1998, Staminus Communications provides industry-leading DDoS mitigation and secured hosting services to users and companies around the globe. As the oldest DDoS mitigation firm around, Staminus has evolved into the world’s most advanced DDoS mitigation company. Staminus’ flagship DDoS mitigation application, SecurePort was developed over several years and was first released for internal […]

GHOST – Linux Security Hole – DDoS Risk?

The researchers at Qualys found a widespread bug in the Linux GNU C Library called glibc that affects a wide cross-section of exposed systems on the Internet. The vulnerability allows malicious players to remotely commandeer a system using a technique known as heap buffer overflow. You may remember Qualys from their popular webapp vulnerability reports […]

Hacking vs DDoS

Hacking has really taken on bad meaning over the past two decades. What began as software augmentation on a rapid development cycle has been popularized by movies like “Hackers” and “Swordfish” as underground and often sociopathic perpetration of evil. Interest has again been stirred with the holiday attacks against video game services and the release […]


The best DDoS security operations center for DDoS protection In a world of rising cyber threats, it’s simply not enough to rely exclusively on automated anti-DDoS tools or bandwidth reserves for DDoS detection and protection. And that’s what really separates Prolexic from other DDoS mitigation service providers. We have the largest DDoS mitigation staff of […]

FCC advised on Remediation of DDoS Attacks

Yesterday, the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a federal advisory committee to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), submitted its final report on Remediation of Server-based DDoS Attacks. The CSRIC’s Working Group 5 was tasked with developing recommendations for communications providers to enable them to mitigate the impact of high volume DDoS attacks launched […]

Kyoto Tycoon Secure Replication

Kyoto Tycoon is a distributed key-value store written by FAL Labs, and it is used extensively at CloudFlare. Like many popular key-value stores, Kyoto Tycoon uses timestamp-based replication to ensure eventual consistency and guarantee ordering. Kyoto Tycoon is an open source project, and in the spirit of the holidays, we’re contributing our internal changes back […]

Akamai Launches Japan Data Center to Combat DDoS Attacks

The voracity of Distributed Denial of Service attacks is causing content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies to expand its global network. The company has opened a data center in Japan to improve its DDoS prevention capabilities. The data center was launched in early October and is now fully operational. It is in a region where […]

London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS

A 17 year-old Londoner has pleaded guilty to a series of denial-of-service attacks against internet exchanges and the Spamhaus anti-spam service last year. The teenager – who we cannot name for legal reasons – also admitted money laundering and possessing indecent images. faces a sentencing hearing on 9 January, a police statement confirmed:

Google PageSpeed Plugin

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CloudFlare advanced DDoS protection

For business and enterprise customers Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges for organizations large and small. Although DoS attacks are not a recent phenomenon, the methods and resources available to conduct and mask such attacks have dramatically evolved to include distributed (DDoS) and, more recently, […]

Advanced Persistent DoS-APDoS

An APDoS is more likely to be perpetrated by “advanced threat actors” who are well resourced, exceptionally skilled and have access to substantial commercial grade computer resources and capacity. APDoS attacks represent a clear and emerging threat needing specialised Monitoring and Incident Response services and the defensive capabilities of specialised DDoS mitigation service providers. This […]