Distributed denial of service attacks are growing ever bigger. Here's what's causing them.
A computer worm that resulted in a wave of distributed denial of service attacks in 2003 has mysteriously returned to the internet in a series of attempted attacks late last year. Security firm Check Point detected the worm, called SQL...Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service protection firm Radware Ltd. has acquired cloud-based security firm Seculert for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2012, Seculert offers a Software-as-a-Service security platform that aims to fill gaps left...Show More Summary
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a site, a server, or various parts of the internet. Attackers send to the target incredible amounts of junk traffic which bring their target down, making it impossible for real users to access that online service. Show More Summary
Last October, when dozens of large websites were taken down after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, how many of us thought at the time that the Internet of Things (IoT) might be involved...
Over the weekend, Level 3 Communications took its security capabilities in the Far East to a new level. They have opened a set of new scrubbing centers throughout the region capable of mitigating Distributed Denial of Service attacks. ... [visit site to read more]
Cloudflare, a startup offering a content distribution network (CDN) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation services for websites, today announced that its customers can now choose to implement a technology called Accelerated Mobile Links on their websites, free of charge. Show More Summary
The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according toShow More Summary
Earlier this evening, Matt Drudge, the reclusive founder of Drudge Report, took to Twitter to claim that the conservative news site experienced a huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. And he suggested that the US government may have been behind it.
According to a new report, blacklivesmatter.com has been the subject of numerous Distributed Denial of Service attacks since April.
Law enforcement officials in the United States, Europe and Australia have arrested 34 people as part of a global crackdown on distributed denial of service attacks. The arrests targeted buyers of DDoS-for-hire services, often using names...Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service strikes on five biggest banks and financial organisations in Russia was halted.
In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet destinations like Amazon, PayPal and a host of other heavily trafficked sites. You may be giving a gift this...Show More Summary
Preventing Distributed Denial of Service attacks is both a technical and business issue.
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
Frightened of your site getting blown off the internet with a distributed denial of service attack? Amazon can protect you with AWS Shield.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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