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FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

FCC faced massive DDoS attacks after net neutrality proposal

Written by on May 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday that its website was hit by deliberate denial of service attacks after the telecommunications regulator was criticized by comedian John Oliver for its plan to reverse “net neutrality” rules. The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the […]

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Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Brace! Brace! The size and scale of DDoS attacks is about to get much worse

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

2017 is going to be a pivotal year with the rise in DDoS, with an average of one attack a month reaching at least 1 Tbps in size. In addition, the number of DDoS attacks for the year are expected to reach 10 million, according to the latest technology, media and telecommunications predictions report [PDF] from Deloitte. The […]

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Is it too dramatic to talk about Armageddon in DDoS attacks?

Is it too dramatic to talk about Armageddon in DDoS attacks?

Written by on November 16, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Five Russian banks have been battered by DDoS attacks, with a Mirai botnet being blamed for the incident. The state of IoT security (or collective lack thereof) seems on track to provoke national responses to the sorry state of affairs, but how will an emerging industry avoid having the margins legislated out of it by […]

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Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Mirai hijacks headlines as well as major websites

Written by on October 31, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai malware once again hijacked headlines last week as it was identified as the tool behind last week’s massive DDoS attack. Earlier this month October, a hacker published the source code of the Mirai malware online for everyone to use, modify and abuse. The Mirai malware was created to automatically search the internet for unsecured IoT/connected […]

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IBM to compensate Australian Government for cyber-attack on census

IBM to compensate Australian Government for cyber-attack on census

Written by on October 25, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) – International Business Machines (IBM) Corp said on Tuesday it plans to compensate the Australian government for a “malicious” cyber-attack that shut down a national census, but blamed two domestic internet providers for the security lapse. IBM was the lead contractor for the five-yearly Aug. 9 household survey by the Australian Bureau of […]

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OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai reveals mirage of IoT security – are we all doomed? It’s a new world record; web hosting firm OVH has been hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack reaching speeds of 1.5 Tbps, following an attack on the website belonging to security journalist Brian Krebs. This latest attack smashes the previous record […]

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Threat Intelligence report shows telcos under attack from all sides

Threat Intelligence report shows telcos under attack from all sides

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The telecommunications industry keeps the world connected. Telecoms providers build, operate and manage the complex network infrastructures used for voice and data transmission – and they communicate and store vast amounts of sensitive data. This makes them a top target for cyber-attack. According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security, 2016, IT security incidents in […]

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New threat for the IoT, DDoS attacks launching now

New threat for the IoT, DDoS attacks launching now

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Now is the time to beef up IoT device security before it’s too late! DDoS attacks are not new, but DDoS attacks hampering with IoT device security are. Recently we mentioned a DDoS attack that was launched by a botnet of 25,000 compromised CCTV cameras, armed with high-bandwidth connectivity and scattered across the world. The rise […]

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Popular code hosting site subjected to massive DDoS attack

Popular code hosting site subjected to massive DDoS attack

Written by on March 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. “Eighty-seven hours in, our mitigation is deflecting most […]

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DisruptiveViews’ DDoS disruption

DisruptiveViews’ DDoS disruption

Written by on December 11, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

On Wednesday afternoon at 4pm EST an unknown third party initiated a DDoS attack on our domain host’s (1&1) DNS infrastructure. The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to attribute internet addresses such as “1and1.com” to IP numbers, similar to a telephone book. During the coordinated attack, many widely spread computers (also known as bot net) sent […]

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