Mitigation Time Matters: The Difference between Seconds and Minutes

Organizations cannot afford to be slow in mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, no matter how large or small the attack.

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Academic Research Reports Nearly 30,000 DoS Attacks per Day

Academics from the University of Twente (Netherlands); UC San Diego (USA); and Saarland University (Germany) recently conducted research that found that one-third of all /24 networks have suffered at least one DoS attack over the last two years. The research also found that “an average of 3% of the Web sites in .com, .net, and .org were involved with attacks, daily.”

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The FBI Wants Victims to Report DDoS Attacks

Local municipal police forces seldom have the resources to track down cyber criminals, but the U.S. federal government has resources, and they want to help stem the surge of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Last week the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued an appeal to organizations that have been victims of DDoS attacks to share details and characteristics of those incidents with an FBI Field office and the IC3.

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7 Tips for Defending Your Network against DDoS Attacks

Today’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are almost unrecognizable from the early days of attacks, when most were simple, volumetric attacks intended to cause embarrassment and brief disruption.

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‘Reaper’ Botnet – A DDoS Trick or Treat?

Researchers have discovered a massive new botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’, targeting poorly-defended IoT devices to form a ‘zombie army’ of devices that could rock the entire Internet with a powerful DDoS attack.

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