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German Energy Company RWE Hit With DDoS Attack To Protest Of Coal Mining

September 27, 2018
In response to reports from Deutsche Welle and other outlets – Hackers attack RWE website amid Hambach Forest evictions – that unknown attackers launched a large-scale DDoS attacks against German energy company RWE, taking down its website in protest of the company’s plans to mine coal, Corero offers additional 3rd party comments.
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DDoS Attack on German Energy Company RWE

September 26, 2018
Protesters in Germany have been camping out at the Hambach Forest, where the German energy company RWE has plans to mine for coal. Meanwhile, it’s been reported that RWE’s website was under attack as police efforts to clear the protesters from the woods were underway.
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News & Comment: Cyber Attacks Limits Parental Access to Oklahoma City Schools Site

September 26, 2018
Infinite Campus, which serves 7+ Million US students in grades 1-12 (in 2000 districts across 45 states), was hit with a DDoS Cyber attack limited parental access to Oklahoma City schools site – Spokeswoman Beth Harrison said the “denial of service” attack on Infinite Campus, which houses the district’s parent portal, has made it difficult if not impossible to access the site.
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Infinite Campus DDoS Attack Disrupts Oklahoma Students’ Access

September 25, 2018
In response to news that Infinite Campus, which serves 7+ Million US students in grades 1-12 (in 2000 districts across 45 states), was hit with a DDoS Cyber attack limited parental access to Oklahoma City schools site, an expert with Corero Network Security offers insight.
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News & Comment: Hackers Attack RWE Website Amid Hambach Forest Evictions

September 25, 2018
Unknown hackers have launched large-scale DDoS attacks against German energy company RWE, crippling its website. The attack comes as police clear protesters from the Hambach Forest site where RWE plans to mine for coal.
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California Dem Candidate DDoS’d During Failed Primary Bid

September 24, 2018
The Rolling Stone was among outlets reporting that the website of Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District Democrat Bryan Caforio was taken down by DDoS attacks four times during his unsuccessful campaign, including critical junctures such as during a debate.
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DDoS attacks took down Calif. Democratic hopeful’s website during primaries

September 21, 2018
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack took down California Democratic congressional hopeful Bryan Caforio’s website just hours before he stepped onto the debate stage to face fellow Democrats.
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Corero Network secures £0.7m order for security tech

September 20, 2018
Network security firm Corero Network said on Monday it has received a $0.7m order for its SmartWall Threat Defense System technology from an unnamed existing customer.
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Mirai Authors Avoid Prison

September 20, 2018
In response to the news that the authors of the Mirai botnet have avoided prison sentences after cooperating with the FBI and providing substantial assistance in other complex cybercrime investigations, IT security experts commented below.
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A guide to cyber attacks: Denial of Service – Part 3

September 18, 2018
To conclude this 3-part series on cyber attacks, Information Age examines the various types of DoS within the cyber space.
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DDoS attacks are experiencing a dramatic surge this year

September 13, 2018
The frequency of DDoS attacks has surged compared to last year. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a major pain for IT teams and leaders. A DDoS attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.
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DDoS attacks and mobile fraud are surging in 2018

September 13, 2018
Two separate reports have highlighted the mounting threat of DDoS and mobile fraud attacks, demonstrating the shifting security landscape and the need for businesses to adapt their security policies.
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DDoS Attacks Increase 40% Year on Year Confirms Corero Network Security

September 13, 2018
While frequency has increased, the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, of which 63% last five minutes or less. Perhaps more concerning is that, having faced one attack, one in five organisations will be targeted again within 24 hours.
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DDoS attack frequency grows 40%, low volume attacks dominate

September 13, 2018
The frequency of DDoS attacks have once again risen, this time by 40% year on year, according to Corero Network Security.
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Edinburgh Uni Hit by Major Cyber-Attack

September 12, 2018
The website of Edinburgh University was still down at the time of writing after the institution suffered a major cyber-attack during its Freshers' Week. A university spokesman told the Edinburgh Evening News that it has “rigid measures in place” to protect IT systems and data.
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DDoS Attacks Increase 40% Year on Year Confirms Corero Network Security

September 12, 2018
The frequency of DDoS attacks has once again risen, this time by 40% year on year, Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS) – a leading provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, has disclosed in its H1 Trends Report 2018 published today. While frequency has increased, the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, of which 63% last five minutes or less. Perhaps more concerning is that, having faced one attack, one in five organisations will be targeted again within 24 hours.
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Frequency of DDoS Attacks Risen by 40% While Duration of Attacks Decrease

September 12, 2018
The frequency of DDoS attacks has risen by 40% year on year while the duration of attacks decreased with 77% lasting ten minutes or less, according to a new report released by Corero Network Security.
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DDoS Attacks Up 40% in 2018, Accelerating Time-to-Mitigation is Key, Corero Finds

September 12, 2018
In failing to detect attacks that last five minutes or less, organizations risk revenue-draining service outages.
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Security Expert’s Thoughts On Aim Of Attackers Using Mikrotik Routers

September 6, 2018
In NetLab 306's blog it said that MikroTik routers were being compromised with malware. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management of Corero Networks provides insight into his thoughts as to what the aim of the attackers might be.
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Hakai IoT Botnet Hits D-Link, Huawei, Realtek, Includes Efficient Telnet Scanner

September 6, 2018
In response to reports that a New Hakai IoT botnet is taking aim at D-Link, Huawei, and Realtek routers (link to ZDNet interview with researcher Ankit Anubhav) and that the malware includes efficient Telnet scanner, an expert with Corero Network Security offers perspective.
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Cryptocurrency Scams Replacing Ransomware as Attackers' Fave

August 30, 2018
Cryptojacking miners and fileless malware see biggest growth in first half of 2018.
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Bank of Spain hit with DDoS attack

August 29, 2018
The Bank of Spain's website hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack on Sunday which disrupted access to the site.
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Bank of Spain hit by a DDoS attack that shut down its website for two days

August 29, 2018
The Bank of Spain was hit by a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on August 26. The attack disrupted access to the bank’s website for days.
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A DDoS Knocked Spain's Central Bank Offline

August 29, 2018
In a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began on Sunday, 26 August, and extended into today, Spain's central bank was knocked offline. While Banco de Espana struggled to fight off the attack, business operations were not disrupted, according to Reuters.
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Bank Of Spain Under DDoS Attack

August 29, 2018
In response to the Reuters report that the Bank of Spain is under a DDoS attack, IT security experts commented below.
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