Tag: ddos

Lisa Bock on A New Twist on Ransomware - Internal DDoS

Lisa Bock is an associate professor of information technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology (www.pct.edu) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She has taught a variety of courses that include...

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Qatar-based Al Jazeera Undergoing ‘Continual’ DDoS Attacks

Doha-based media giant Al Jazeera has revealed it is the victim of “systematic and continual” hacking attempts, adding that its platforms have not been compromised. These hacking attempts, Al...

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Study: DDoS Attacks Continue to be a Significant Security and Business Concern

A study has revealed that distributed denial of service or DDoS attacks continues to have a devastating impact on businesses, costing an organization as much as $2.5 million in revenue on...

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Jailed: Teenage Hacker who Developed DDoS Tool Behind 1.7 Million Cyberattacks

A former teenage hacker who developed software in his bedroom that was used to trigger over a million cyberattacks to cause targets millions in damages has now been jailed for two years. Adam Mudd...

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US College Suffers 54-Hour DDoS Attack from Mirai Malware Variant

Researchers have observed a new variant of the dreaded Mirai botnet in the wild after it launched a 54-hour(!) DDoS attack against an unnamed U.S. college. Security researchers at Imperva Incapusla...

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FlashPoint: Historic DDoS Attacks the Work of Amateur Hackers

FlashPoint, a prominent business risk intelligence firm has concluded – in a primary analysis – that the massively disruptive DDoS attacks on DNS provider Dyn was the work of amateur...

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DDoS Attacks in 2016: Plenty More and Bigger Than Ever

DDoS attacks are increasing in size and the frequency of attacks in the first half of 2016, a report has revealed. The number of DDoS attacks in 2016 are increasing, so too are those at the top end...

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DDoS Attacks Are up 125% Every Year, Report Reveals

Content delivery company Akamai’s popular State of the Internet Security Report for the first quarter of 2016 has revealed that there has been a 125% increase in distributed denial of service...

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DDoS Attackers on Hire for $5

  Security researchers have uncovered a DDoS service which attackers are selling for as little as $5 for an entire hour of DDoS attacks upon a target. Security researchers from a firm...

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DDoS Extortionists Make $100,000 Without DDoS Attacks

In a clear indicator of the no-compromising lengths to which companies will venture to protect themselves from service outages via DDoS attacks, it has been revealed that extortionists have made over...

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