Details are sparse, but it would appear that the criminals first demonstrated their capability with a DDoS attack and then threatened to repeat the process unless paid off. It would seem that rather than quietly pay up, the unnamed multimillion pound company reported the matter to the police.
Cyber Attacks During High-Profile Events Costly For Bookmakers
As online bookmakers take millions of bets during this week’s Glorious Goodwood horseracing festival, cyber security teams are focused on fending off potentially disastrous hack attacks. Hackers are more likely to try and flood online betting sites with "denial of service" attacks during high-profile events like Glorious Goodwood and Ascot, which experts said can cost the operators “hundreds of thousands of pounds”.
2013 has been awash with government initiatives to tackle cyber-security, and the regularity of attacks on major public and private sector organisations suggests the vast sums of money being pumped into the schemes is vindicated.
Distributed denial of service attacks are one of the biggest threats to the internet, with one recent report indicating that there are more than 7000 attacks every day – a figure considered by many experts to be conservative.
Compliance and Vulnerability Management services for regulated industries, announced a new partnership with Corero Network Security, a leading provider of network and application layer Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense products.
Corero Network Security, the First Line of Defense for enterprises globally against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other unwanted traffic at the perimeter, has announced the appointment of David Ahee as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales.
A couple of years ago, a 17 year old was arrested for his part in a denial of service attack against gamers playing the online multiplayer version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Another online game, Battlefield 3, was taken offline by a DDoS attack earlier this week.
The absolute perfect proof that the spirit of Aethelred yet lives and breathes can be seen in a comment from Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. He was talking about the DDoS attack on Battlefield 3, “yet another in a long line of attacks aimed at disrupting gamers.”
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been prevalent for quite some time, but as corporations are owning up to the fact that they've been attacked and reporting them, they're beginning to get major headlines around the world.
SEATTLE – So far it appears to be business as usual for most, if not all, of the handful of government agencies and 130 U.S. banks and credit unions targeted for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)attacks today.
A collective of hacker groups plans to attack the websites of major government agencies and banks on Tuesday to protest American foreign policy.
The hackers group Anonymous had apparently not made good by late Tuesday afternoon on its promise to take down nine major government websites and 133 financial institution sites – including 12 large credit unions – in what it called “OpUSA.”
SEATTLE — It appeared to be business as usual for most, if not all, of the handful of government agencies and 130 U.S. banks and credit unions targeted for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks Tuesday.
So far it appears to be business as usual for most, if not all, of the handful of government agencies and 130 U.S. banks and credit unions targeted forDistributed Denial of Service (DDoS)attacks today.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns that distributed-denial-of-service attacks waged against leading U.S. banking institutions are changing as attackers perfect their techniques.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a widespread problem in the iGaming industry with hackers betting that they can make money from online gambling merchants by threatening to take down their primary revenue source, the gambling website.
It's the last thing organizations want to hear: Hackers are putting more punch in their distributed denial of service attacks, and they're using more of them to try and shut down their targets.
Failure to heed the most basic security advice has made tens of thousands of WordPress servers vulnerable to a massive brute force attack that ultimately could result in the creation of a botnet of Incredible Hulk proportions.
A recent spate of targeted denial of service attacks on organisations such as Spamhaus and Bitcoin serve as a reminder that such attacks are widely used.
IT managers are ‘highly or extremely' concerned about being the victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
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