Spamhaus, an IP blacklisting service, has been under a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack for a week. Attack traffic has been rated at up to 300Gbps – three times higher than the previous record, and six times greater than the typical attack recently targeting US banks.
Did a spam feud between Spamhaus and the Stophaus.com campaign spill over and slow down the Internet worldwide?
New concerns are arising with news of what appears to be the recent, perhaps largest cyber-attack ever – against SpamHaus.
The latest waves of cyberattacks against U.S. banks – like the one that stalled Wells Fargo’s websitefor part of Tuesday afternoon – appear to be growing larger and more sophisticated, industry experts say.
Hyve Selects Corero’s First Line of Defense to Protect Against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Zero Day and Server Targeted Attacks
Corero Network Security (CNS:LN) today announced that Hyve, a leader in business hosting solutions, selected Corero's First Line of Defense solution to safeguard its clients against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other unwanted traffic to ensure availability.
A Dutch hosting company has spent the last week slamming the servers of an anti-spam rival's website with useless data requests, and that has set the stage for the mother of all denial of service attacks -- one that has reportedly affected parts of the global Internet with slower speeds. The episode is throwing a spotlight on a potential Web vulnerability, one where a local fight can result in a lot of collateral damage.
There's no shortage of cyber-attack stories in the news, but as you read them you tend to wonder how serious the problem really is. Maybe this is because no group of hackers has been able to do something big and dramatic, like say triggering a cascading power outage that knocked San Francisco off the power grid for a full day.
A computer virus worked its way through the systems of three banks and three TV networks in South Korea Wednesday, raising suspicions that it was North Korea's handiwork. No evidence implicating Pyongyang has been found, but the attack does point out the need for redundancies and backups within organizations, and raises questions about what would have happened if critical infrastructure had been among the targets.
Corero Network Security, a network security specialist, has signed a distribution deal with Infinigate UK, a specialist security distie known previously as Vigil Software.
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Corero Network Security has got close and personal with Infinigate UK.
Starting late on Tuesday the Raspberry Pi Foundation was taken down by a massive SYN flood attack. The Foundation is behind the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer, originally designed to promote the teaching of computer basics in schools.
Attackers briefly knocked the website for the foundation behind the popular Raspberry Pi offline with a distributed denial of service attack late Tuesday.
After less than a six-week hiatus, attackers have resumed their distributed-denial of service attacks against U.S. financial institutions.
Distributed-denial-of-service attacks are not new, but they are being taken more seriously as a threat to network security and data protection, especially by financial-services, says Ashley Stephenson of Corero Network Security.
With its SecureWatch partner programme rapidly approaching its first birthday, threat protection specialist Corero is targeting a new phase of channel and company expansion in the coming months.
Corero Network Security has rolled out a new partner program for its DDoS protection appliances, called SecureWatch Partner Program, with incentives for partners to sell those appliances with complementary products such as firewalls.
Cybercrime is big business. It is costing consumers $110bn a year and affects almost 1.5m people a day, Symantec, the online security group, reported last year.
Some of the largest banks in the U.S. were unable to ward off sophisticated DDoS attacks, so what can smaller organizations do? Plenty, says Marty Meyer, President of Corero Network Security.
The bland name hides the lethal intent of DDoS when aimed at financial institutions, an event that has become increasingly common as dozens of large banks have recently found their online operations crippled, sometimes for days by highly skilled cyber-attackers.
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