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DDoS Attack on Wikipedia Site Smacks of Hacktivism

Wikipedia suffered a DDoS attack from September 6-9th that may have been hacktivism. The attack resulted in millions of users being unable to access various Wikipedia sites. Learn what types of consequences DDoS attacks typically cause as well as how to protect your network against similar attacks.

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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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Recent DDoS Attack Impacts Swedish Transit Site

On Friday, August 16, the Sweden Stockholm Public Transport was hit by a powerful DDoS attack that affected the company's website and apps for purchasing tickets and planning routes for approximately 6 hours. This attack is a clear example of how critical infrastructure is vulnerable to DDoS attacks and why always-on DDoS mitigation and detection is needed.

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Expansion of the Internet Necessitates Network-Based DDoS Defense

The continued expansion of Internet access, backbone and cloud connections will ultimately drive a fundamental shift to DDoS defense to more network-integrated solutions that are enabled by advanced next-generation networking technologies.

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