Gaming DDoS Protection Posts

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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A Gambling Company Ups the Ante to Woo Players Back after DDoS Attacks

In the past month several online poker sites, as well as the DraftKings fantasy sports site, have been hit hard by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Clearly, even if those companies had DDoS mitigation solutions in place, they were not sufficient to protect their networks.

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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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Final Fantasy 14 Plagued by DDoS Attacks

These attacks highlight just how exposed the gaming industry is to DDoS attacks, and reminds us how damaging successful attacks can be.

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Untangling the Dark Web behind Mirai IOT Botnet DDoS Attacks

Security researcher Brian Krebs believes he has unraveled the mystery of who launched a massive Mirai botnet DDoS attack on his site in September of 2016. If Krebs’ allegation is true, then this is a seamy tale of a good programmer who went bad: a white hat turned into a black hat.

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