Fears for Banks :Cyber Attacks Ranking High in 2015

Banking increasingly felt the sting of cyber attacks in 2015, after what was a hard year of DDoS and breaches against conpanies globally. From Finland, to Sweden, to Greece, to the US, cyber threats are becoming the new liability to plague the industry. In a report conducted by the Cyber Security Forum Initiative and PricewaterhouseCoopers, […]

DDoS, Baidu, and China’s Great Cannon

Recently the New York Times announced that CloudFlare has partnered with Internet search giant Baidu in China, Google’s eerily similar competitor, to deliver Yunjiasu, a CloudFlare-like service in China. The service is aimed at speeding up Internet connectivity and providing some level security services for its customers, including limited DDoS mitigation. It will likely operate similar to CloudFlare itself, with […]

Free Cloud Services and How They Are Used for DDoS

Free cloud services have become popular in recent years. These services provide developers a platform to test software, and collaborate with others easily. While this sounds amazing, in reality these platforms can be a goldmine for attackers if not properly secured. Many of these services require only an email for verification. Setting up fake emails […]

The 5000 Pound iPhone: Your Smart Car

Everyone wants to be the new next best thing.  We hear quite often about the “iPhone killer”, but that has not occurred to date.  There is also an understanding that all new technology comes with security risks (which is how so many devices end up as DDoS sources).  So it’s becoming real interesting to watch the automotive industry […]

Responding to advanced threats with a SIEM is like playing ‘Where’s Waldo’ with your Network

When alerts get escalated, what’s your go-to solution to validate and track the threat? When monitoring a recognized breach to see what happens next, what do you rely on to make sure you see the attacker’s every move throughout your network? If you’re like most enterprises, you were sold a bill of goods with Security […]

DDoS attack size is getting bigger

DDoS attacks aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, they’re getting bigger, according to network security company Arbor Networks. But there’s good news for potential attacks in the Internet of Things arena—some heat is off there. DDoS, or Distributed Denial-of-Service, attacks are where numerous compromised computers are used to target a single system. In simple terms, […]

DDoS Attacks Against Data Centers

DDoS attacks come in all shapes and sizes. They are used to harm businesses, extort money, annoy system administrators, test vulnerabilities, and many other, mostly malicious reasons. A DDoS attack is typically meant to target a specific service, such as a website. By taking the website offline, the attacker accomplishes whatever goal he set for. […]

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Zombie Routers That Just Refuse To Die

Scans of the internet reveal that over fifty three thousand IPs respond with dilapidated devices operating the ancient RIPv1 protocol. This deprecated protocol was implemented before much care was given to the proliferation of spoofed UDP attacks. It hails from a time before classless internet address routing, and long before the surging threat of ddos […]

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Telegram messaging app cops 200Gbps DDoS

‘Someone from East Asia is pissed’ say admins, but our cyborgs are fighting back Popular messaging platform Telegram has been hit with a 200Gbps distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The Tsunami TCP SYN flood kicked off on Friday and hurt users in Asia, Australia, and Oceania, knocking out the service for some five percent […]

DDoS Wars: The Network Strikes Back

It’s time your IT department rebelled against the cybercrime empire, says Srinivasan CR, VP of global product management, data centre services at Tata Communications Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been making a lot of headlines in the last year – particularly through the work of the Lizard Squad, the cyber criminals behind the […]

Canadian government sites were attacked by DDoS

‘Anonymous’ says it cyberattacked federal government to protest Bill C-51 Around 1:30 pm ET on Tuesday afternoon, Canadian government websites became inaccessible due to a denial-of-service attack, The Globe and Mail reported. The attack affected industry, employment, national resources, fisheries and oceans, justice, labor, foreign affaisr, environment and transportation related websites. A denial-of-service attack, sometimes […]

Safeguarding Against DDoS Attacks

DDoS Attacks: Situation Overview Over the last decade, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have continued to proliferate, becoming one of the primary threat types facing virtually every industry and business area that is exposed to the public Internet. Therefore, DDoS protection must be at the core of a successful security strategy. DDoS attacks attempt […]

DDoS Activity in the Context of Hong Kong’s Pro-democracy Movement

In early August, we examined data demonstrating a striking correlation between real-world and online conflict [1], which ASERT tracks on a continual basis [2-7]. Recent political unrest provides another situation in which strong correlative indicators emerge when conducting time-series analysis of DDoS attack data. The latest round of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong began on […]

Google Chrome extension turned users into a DDoS botnet

turned users’ PCs into a botnet, without their consent. Hola, an online service used for watching blocked videos and TV shows from websites outside of your country, has turned users’ PCs into a botnet without their consent. According to The Verge, the free-to-use software – which is available as a Chrome plugin – was secretly […]

The Best DDoS Protection web Hosting Review

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack is something that makes even the hardiest of webmasters and administrators cringe.  A DDOS attack, when done correctly, can bring a website to its knees, costing precious pageviews and ad revenue.  DDOS attacks are becoming more advanced, and so the smart webmaster will seek to mitigate the damages […]

Incapsula’s DDoS Protection

Secure your website against all types of DDoS attacks – including network, application and DNS targeted attacks. With vast global network capacity, our “always on” service mitigates the largest and smartest DDoS attacks. Infrastructure Protection, leveraging BGP routing and GRE tunnels, lets you protect critical infrastructure (e.g., web, email, FTP, VoIP) on demand across entire […]

startup GitHub after five-day DDoS attack

The collaborative coding site scrambled to withstand the opening salvo from what researchers dubbed China’s Great Cannon. But CEO Chris Wanstrath says that was just the beginning. To survive, startups must surmount challenges like product development, funding negotiations and cash flow. GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath can add a very different challenge to his list: a […]