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
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
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
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “The complexity of network security is increasing due to the growing sophistication of distributed denial of service (DDoS) and the subsequent proliferation of security point solutions. The...Show More Summary
Last Friday was certainly a black day for internet users as several websites were attacked by hackers, making more than half the internet unavailable for users. This was the result of a DDoS or Distribution Denial of Service attack by hackers on a major DNS server causing massive outage. Show More Summary
On the heels of severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, we see new botnets emerging that are powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). There are already hundreds of such botnets in the underground hacking ecosystem, from which services, code, and specific attacks can be purchased or acquired. Show More Summary
Last month, tens of websites including Amazon, Netflix and others fell victim to one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in history, temporarily crashing under the weight of huge amounts of fake traffic orchestrated by malicious hackers. Show More Summary
With rapidly growing Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, IOT devices have become a much more attractive target for cyber criminals. Recently a record-breaking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack was seen against the France-based...Show More Summary
PORTLAND — It came as no surprise to Tyfone CEO Siva Narendra when tens of millions of Internet connected devices were able to bring down the Web during a coordinated distributed denial of service attack on Oct. 21. Narendra's Portland-based...Show More Summary
It may be old news to most of us, but researchers and experts are still sifting through the data on last week’s staggering distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. For those few who […]
The distributed denial of service attack that sent Internet users into a tailspin Friday was the most powerful of its kind by far, say cybersecurity researchers, and they're especially alarmed because it looks to be the work of amateur hackers. Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and other sites went down as the...
The attack, which knocked out popular sites last week, came in two waves. Dyn outlined its initial analysis.
On the evening of September 20, the website of computer security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs suffered a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that ultimately took his site offline. While DDoS attacks are common...Show More Summary
A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack t […]
For almost two full days in August, a distributed denial of service attack shut down Australia’s 2016 online census system. Now engineers from IBM, the service provider for Australian Bureau of Statistics, admitted the problem could have been prevented if it had turned one of the routers off and on again. Show More Summary