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What is a DDoS Attack and How Can You Prevent One on Your Website?

A DDoS attack could bring your online business to its knees. What is a DDoS attack and how can you prevent or respond to one?

Meet the two hackers behind October’s big DDoS attack

The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two hackers have stepped forward and, in an online chat with Vice’s Motherboard, explained that a larger botnet is being assembled that will... Show More Summary

DDoS attack on Finnish automated buildings disabled heating controls

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When the heat goes out during Finnish winter, it's a matter of life and death, so when two automated buildings controlled by Valtia systems suffered DDoS attacks that shut off the heat, Finns were understandably alarmed about the new threat. (more…)

Amazon enters the DDoS mitigation business with AWS Shield

Amazon Web Services has entered the distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation business with a new service launched at the re:Invite conference in Las Vegas Thursday. Called AWS Shield, the new managed service protects web applications...Show More Summary

Amazon offers DDoS Protection with Shield

Frightened of your site getting blown off the internet with a distributed denial of service attack? Amazon can protect you with AWS Shield.

How NetOps Engineers Can Man Good Money with DDoS Attacks

How NetOps Engineers Can Man Good Money with DDoS Attacks There’s opportunity everywhere if you know where to look, including in negative situations. Think about all the shoplifting you could get away with while your two toddlers throw matching tantrums in a store, for instance, or how quickly you could cook a marshmallow over a […]

AWS introduces free and premium Shield DDoS mitigation services

At its re:Invent user conference in Las Vegas today, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) said that it has turned on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology, called AWS Shield, for all of its customers, free of charge. To help customers prevent more sophisticated attacks, AWS is also introducing a premium […]

Your home security camera may be attacking a Russian bank

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported by Krebs on Security:Thursday morning, security vendor Kaspersky Lab warned that a massive cyberattack hit five of Russia’s largest banks. Kaspersky said in a statement that the distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS)...Show More Summary

World's Biggest Mirai Botnet Is Being Rented Out For DDoS Attacks

Years ago, it took a lot of work to wrangle enough bots into a botnet to cause a serious amount of chaos. Today it's only as hard as tracking down the right seller on the Dark Web, even if you're after the most powerful Mirai botnet on the planet.

Two hackers are selling DDoS attacks from 400,000 IoT devices infected with the Mirai worm

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Mirai worm -- first seen attacking security journalist Brian Krebs with 620gbps floods, then taking down Level 3, Dyn and other hardened, well-provisioned internet giants, then spreading to every developed nation on Earth (and being...Show More Summary

6 Awesome DIY Security Camera Clients for Linux

Fact: security is a major concern in the tech world. However, it’s not relegated to the DDoS attacks, hacked IoT devices, and bank accounts. There’s also home surveillance. Loads of companies provide surveillance systems for a price....Show More Summary

Oracle buys Dyn, notorious victim of cyber attack

A DDoS attack against Dyn on Oct. 21 took out dozens of major websites for up to 12 hours.        

Cybersecurity must be open, replaceable

GUEST: Late last month the Internet was brought to a grinding halt due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack launched from millions of infected web-attached devices. And in international news, US officials formally accused Russia of attempting to subvert the US elections via hacking. I spent eight years fighting pay TV hackers for broadcasters […]

Major cyber attack disrupts internet service across Europe and US – Dyn DDoS

The 2016 Dyn cyber attack took place on October 21, 2016, and involved multiple denial-of-service attacks (DDoS attacks) targeting systems operated by Domain Name System (DNS) provider Dyn which made major Internet platforms and services unavailable to large swaths of users in Europe and North America. Show More Summary

Cybercrime: More Than DDoS and Malware

“Why am I transferring this money? Oh, this is for the cocaine.” I can’t imagine ever using such a justification to a bank teller, but if I did reply like this I would almost immediately expect some sort of investigation. This and other...Show More Summary

Digging Into the Nitol DDoS Botnet

Nitol is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet that seems to be small and not widely known. It mostly operates in China. McAfee Labs recently analyzed a few samples; we offer here the communications protocol and the Trojan’s capabilities. Show More Summary

Darkshell DDOS Botnet Evolves With Variants

Darkshell is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet targeting Chinese websites. It was found in 2011 and was first analyzed by Arbor Networks. McAfee Labs recently analyzed a few new samples that turned out to be variants of Darkshell, and we found extensive variations in network traffic and control commands. Show More Summary

Combating Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in Brazil, Latin America, and Everywhere Else

One of the most disruptive attacks to deal with in today’s threat landscape is the distributed denial of service attack, often called DDoS. Using the resources of many other computers, an attacker can focus a vast amount of packets and...Show More Summary

What is the problem with IoT security? – Gary explains

The Internet of Things has been in the news recently following the DDOS attack on Dyn. It highlighted the real security problems with IoT. But what is the problem? Let me explain.

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