DDoS Attacks on Internet Providers Can Impact Downstream Customers

Enterprises need to consider that even if they have protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, their business could be taken offline if their Internet Service Provider (ISP), hosting provider or Domain Name Service (DNS) provider does not have adequate DDoS protection.

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DDoS Attack Temporarily Folds Major Poker Game Site

Late last week America’s Cardroom’s Winning Poker Network (WPN), a major online gaming site, was hit with a ransom denial of service (RDoS) attack that lasted a few days.

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Infected Google Play Store Apps Create Potential DDoS Botnet

This week the news broke that 300 apps from the Google Play Store were infected with malware that would allow Android phones to be recruited into a botnet.

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The Rise of Ransom-Driven DDoS Attacks

In recent weeks, cyber attackers have become even more interested in extorting money from organizations by threatening to organize a DDoS attack on critically important online systems.

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UK Considers Penalizing Operators of Essential Services for Lax Cyber Security

UK organizations that provide critical infrastructure could soon face penalties of up to £17m, or 4% of global turnover, if they suffer a loss of service due to having lax cyber security standards.

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