Enterprise DDoS Protection Posts

Hacktivism on the Decline

Cybercriminal acts of hacktivism have declined in the past couple years. However, DDoS attacks have been a popular and easy tactic for hacktivists to get their point across both now and in the future. Learn why organizations should ensure DDoS mitigation solutions are part of their cyber defense.

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New Mirai Botnet Threat Hides in the Tor Network

Trend Micro recently discovered a new variant of the infamous Mirai botnet which uses C&C servers hidden in the Tor network to launch DDoS attacks. Cybersecurity professionals continue to have difficulty shutting down these attacks and need to consider real-time DDoS mitigation solutions to protect their organization.

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On the 20th Anniversary of DDoS, Prepare for the Future

July 22, 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the world's first DDoS attacks. Since then, the nature of DDoS attacks has changed dramatically, and DDoS mitigation defenses have responded in turn. As the 5G era continues to expand, one thing we know for sure today is that DDoS attacks are a damaging problem that won’t go away in the foreseeable future.

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Mirai Botnet Code Targets Corporate Networking Gear

Last month a report from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 revealed that cyber criminals have now evolved the infamous Mirai botnet code to target corporate SD-WAN gear and recruit those assets into harmful botnets. To defend against such attacks, a security system must include comprehensive automated protections against Mirai type attack vectors.

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Enterprises Beware: Variations on the Mirai Malware Still Feeding DDoS Attacks

The Mirai Malware first attracted public attention in October 2016, when it was used to launch the notorious and massive botnet-driven distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Brian Krebs’ blog and Dyn’s DNS infrastructure. Now, Tech Target reports that researchers at Palo Alto Networks have discovered another new variant of the Mirai malware that is “going after wireless presentation and display systems, indicating a potential shift in using Mirai to target enterprises.”

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