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History repeats itself as DDoS cyber attack hits 123-reg

January 6, 2017
123-Reg has not had a great start to 2017, with the hosting provider hit by yet another distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack has reportedly left customers unable to access their accounts and websites.
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Risk & Repeat: Corero on DDoS defense in the IoT era

January 6, 2017
How can device manufacturers and service providers do a better job of addressing the DDoS problem? How are protocols like LDAP being used for new attacks? What are the best options for DDoS defense in light of these new threats? Larson spoke with SearchSecurity about those questions and more on the subject of DDoS defense. Listen to the full interview in the latest episode of SearchSecurity's Risk & Repeat podcast.
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Corero clinches 'as-a-service' deals

January 4, 2017
Corero Network Security has won five 'as-a-service' subscription-based contracts for its DDoS protection products and technology in the final quarter of 2016, with an aggregate annualised contract value of $0.3 million.
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Cyber-security industry 2017 predictions: reaching the tipping point

January 1, 2017
Following the significant new high-volume attacks experienced in 2016, botnet-driven DDoS attacks will be the biggest security threat for 2017.
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Here’s What 14 Experts Say about Cloud in 2017

December 22, 2016
Experts across cloud, security, web hosting and more offer their predictions for what the future holds. Here are the trends in containers, security, compliance and cloud they are keeping an eye on in 2017 and beyond.
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Dangerous DDoS Myths & The Ugly Truth

December 20, 2016
There are certain topics it’s mostly fine to go through life only pretending to know about. Gluten intolerance. Jonathan Franzen. Global warming…for now. So long as you aren’t, say, endangering the life of someone with Celiac Disease or having brunch with Jonathan Franzen, it’s perfectly fine to coast on myths and misinformation about these topics. And then there are some topics about which you really need the cold hard facts. Like DDoS attacks.
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The CyberWire Daily Podcast

December 20, 2016
New spam and other attack techniques are evading volumetric detection. Mirai is sniffing for new IoT bots, and Dave Larson from Corero Network Security tells us what to expect in 2017.
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DDoS in 2017: Strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

December 16, 2016
Whole industries have developed around launching and preventing DDoS campaigns as black hats and white hats battle for dominance, and 2017 promises to be the most dramatic year yet in that conflict. Here are some predictions about what’s likely to happen in the next 12 months.
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Corero says its always-on DDoS defense system automatically safeguards service providers

December 16, 2016
Legacy approaches and mitigation techniques don’t seem to be capable of fighting off DDoS attacks. Corero claims it can stop them instantaneously.
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Businesses Must Prepare For Bigger And Badder DDoS Attacks In 2017

December 8, 2016
Large terabit-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks will become the top security priority for businesses and the new norm in 2017, according to Corero Network Security.
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Can ISPs step up and solve the DDoS problem?

December 8, 2016
Solve the DDoS problem? No problem. We’ll just get ISPs to rewrite the internet. In this interview Ian Levy, technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre, says it’s up to ISPs to rewrite internet standards and stamp out DDoS attacks coming from the UK. In particular, they should change the Border Gateway Protocol, which lies at the heart of the routing system, he suggests
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Terabit-Scale Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks to Become the New Normal in 2017, Predict DDoS Experts

December 8, 2016
Large terabit-scale DDoS attacks will continue to wreak havoc and become a regular occurrence in 2017 unless Internet Service Providers harden their DDoS defenses, according to 2017 predictions from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time security solutions against DDoS attacks.
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DDoS attacks will become a top priority in 2017

December 8, 2016
The Mirai botnet, which was responsible for a string of attacks in recent months including the DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn in October, will continue to evolve as hackers take advantage of the billions of poorly-secured, Internet-connected devices currently in use worldwide. In terms of its size, the Mirai botnet is currently believed to have a population of around 300,000 Internet-connected devices, but its population could increase significantly if hackers amend the source code to include root credentials for other types of vulnerable devices.
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DDoS Security Outlooks for 2017

December 8, 2016
The Mirai botnet, which was responsible for a string of attacks in recent months including the DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn in October, will continue to evolve as hackers take advantage of the billions of poorly-secured, Internet-connected devices currently in use worldwide. In terms of its size, the Mirai botnet is currently believed to have a population of around 300,000 Internet-connected devices, but its population could increase significantly if hackers amend the source code to include root credentials for other types of vulnerable devices.
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The 36 Tbps DDoS Attack that could bring a Hollywood disaster movie to life

December 7, 2016
Corero Networks analysis recently observed a new, zero-day attack against its customers. The technique uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to amplify DDoS attacks. According to Corero, if used in conjunction with Mirai this could produce a DDoS attack of 36 Tbps.
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Report: Mirai 'is just the tip of the iceberg'

December 7, 2016
Network security company, Corero recently released its 2017 predictions saying that not only will terabyte DDoS attacks become the new norm, but that next year may see a DDoS attack disrupt an entire country.
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Terabit Scale Multivector DDoS Attacks: The New Normal in 2017

December 7, 2016
Large terabit-scale DDoS attacks will continue to wreak havoc and become a regular occurrence in 2017 unless Internet Service Providers harden their DDoS defenses, according to 2017 predictions from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time security solutions against DDoS attacks.
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TalkTalk And Post Office Routers Hit By Cyber-Attack

December 5, 2016
Attackers are utilising more sophisticated techniques to identify vulnerabilities and commandeer devices for malicious intent. Providers especially, must be better equipped to deal with cyber security and network availability issues like the recent attacks against Deutsche Telekom, Talk Talk and others.
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IoT and Ransom Denial of Service Attacks

November 30, 2016
It’s a type of attack that IT professionals are concerned about, according to a study released this summer by Corero Network Security.
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20 Most Promising DDoS Solution Providers

November 30, 2016
List of the 20 most promising DDoS solution providers.
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European Commission experiences cyber attack

November 28, 2016
Last week the European Commission was knocked offline by a large scale DDoS attack
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European Commission gets DDoSed

November 25, 2016
The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack this afternoon that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.
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Reality Check: DDoS attacks turning net neutrality into a principle of bias

November 22, 2016
Net neutrality is at the core of the internet’s guiding principles. The idea that internet service providers should direct all content and traffic from one destination to another, without passing judgement about the content, is widely recognized as the best means to preserve free speech online.
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Harnessing the Game-Changing Potential of Internet of Things Starts with DDoS Security

November 21, 2016
When you begin to consider the tens of millions (or more) of "things" that allow us to maintain this interconnected network, you get a sense as to how vast the issue of securing the Internet of Things really is.
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Where Cybersecurity Computes

November 20, 2016
Cyberattacks may be bloodless, but they are far from painless, especially for the besieged company that sees its services temporarily or indefinitely disrupted.
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