As healthcare organizations update their technologies and pursue digital transformation, they heighten their network vulnerability by increasing their threat surfaces. Healthcare organizations can make tempting targets for botnet owners with large … [Read more...] about The Changing Challenges of Security in the Healthcare Industry
There are ways in which the many stakeholders involved in improving the Internet can reduce the threat of DDoS attacks. One of the most notable examples of joint collaboration came out of the Network Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task … [Read more...] about Are there Best Practices for the Entire Internet to Help Mitigate Against DDoS Attacks?
According to DDoS mitigation firm Link11, DDoS attacks have fallen by 60% across Europe following the takedown of WebStresser, which Europol described as the largest DDoS-for-hire service on the market. It was taken down on April 24th when various … [Read more...] about DDoS Attacks in Europe Reduce by 60% Following Takedown of WebStresser
X4U Doser, or X4UD, a free online tool for mounting DDoS attacks, was launched in the summer of 2016. It has been updated various times, and is now available in a 3.0 iteration. Its creator, a student calling themselves FathurION, describes it as “a … [Read more...] about A Case Study: How does the X4U Doser Tool Work?
Today, 21st Century Technologies Limited, a leading computing firm in Nigeria, announced its partnership with Nexusguard, the San Francisco & Asia based DDoS mitigation company, to build its DDoS scrubbing center in Nigeria. The scrubbing center … [Read more...] about New Scrubbing Center in Nigeria from 21st Century Technologies & Nexusguard
DDoS attackers have gained a new target with the rise in value of cryptocurrency and the corresponding boom in new cryptocurrencies, namely the exchanges that power the trades between different cryptocurrencies, in addition to the computer systems … [Read more...] about DDoS and the Cryptocurrency Craze
Law enforcement efforts worldwide working on ‘Operation Power Off’ have taken down the webstresser.org website, which police claim sold DDoS attacks, helping up to 136,000 registered users launch up to 4 million attacks worldwide. Four arrests … [Read more...] about World’s Biggest ‘DDoS-for-Hire Site’ – webstresser.org – is Taken Down
A new report published by MarketsandMarkets anticipates that the DDoS Protection and Mitigation Market size will grow from $1.94B in 2018 to $4.10B by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.1% across that period. The report aims to … [Read more...] about MarketsandMarkets Report Says DDoS Protection and Mitigation Market will be Worth 4.10 Billion by 2023
The APAC, or Asia-Pacific, region is fast becoming a hotspot for the construction of botnets that can launch crippling DDoS attacks. According to CenturyLink’s latest threat report on cybersecurity issues, China, South Korea, Japan, India and Hong … [Read more...] about APAC is a Hotspot for the Launch of DDoS Attacks
According to a new report from UK-based cybersecurity firm, Corero Network Security, businesses are increasingly losing significant amounts of money when a DDoS attack strikes. The report, which surveyed 327 security professionals worldwide, saw … [Read more...] about Businesses Losing Significant Amounts of Money in DDoS Attacks, According to Corero
Multi-vector DDoS attacks are when an attacker quickly shifts from launching one kind of DDoS attack to another to another. Chaining together different forms of DDoS attack has become a popular mode of attack since late 2015, and shows no sign of … [Read more...] about Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks are on the Rise
In October 2017, NETSCOUT Arbor collected data from 390 individuals within the operational security community to compile the company’s 13th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR). 128 freeform and multiple choice questions were asked … [Read more...] about Arbor Networks 13th Security Report: Key Findings
A Permanent Denial of Service attack, or a PDoS attack, is denial-of-service via the intentional sabotage of hardware. Phlashing is one such method of PDoS. An attacker bricks a device or destroys firmware by uploading a corrupted BIOS to a device, … [Read more...] about What is Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS)?
The GDI Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is “to defend the free & open Internet by trying to make it safer. We address security issues via Responsible Disclosure”. They are headquartered in The Hague in The Netherlands and was founded by … [Read more...] about What is the GDI Foundation?
Akamai’s latest security report, focused on Q4 2017, noted that DDoS attacks went up by 14% year-on-year. Application-layer attacks rose by 115% quarter by quarter, however, they still comprised under 1% of all DDoS attacks. Year-on-year, there was … [Read more...] about Key Takeaways on DDoS from Akamai’s Q4 2017 Report