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Ongoing Skype outage caused by hackers

June 21, 2017
Microsoft has confirmed that it is dealing with an ongoing Skype outage that is reportedly being caused by a DDoS attack
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Microsoft Confirms Skype Outage Is Global, DDoS Attack Suggested

June 21, 2017
It’s clear that DDoS attacks continue to impact even the largest global organizations, including the recent confirmed attack against Skype
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Skype outage to blame on 'DDoS attack', hacking group claims responsibility

June 21, 2017
The Skype outage first began on Monday, and problems have continued into Wednesday. Microsoft hasn't said much about it, but did say on its website earlier this week that Skype was suffering from connectivity problems.
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Global Skype outage may have been caused by a DDoS attack

June 21, 2017
The recent global outage of video-calling service Skype may have been caused by a DDoS attack, claim experts.
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Global Skype Outage – as hacker group claims responsibility, was it a DDoS attack?

June 21, 2017
Microsoft has been hit by a global Skype outage that has reportedly been caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The outage has affected calls to mobiles and landlines, as well as messaging.
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Global Skype Outage Affects Channel

June 21, 2017
Microsoft has confirmed it is dealing with an ongoing global Skype outage in the latest example of the channel suffering from a disruption in a cloud service it sells to customers.
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US Warns About North Korean Hacker Group’s 8-Year-Long Attack Spree

June 21, 2017
Recent reports of the way in which North Korea’s has been executing DDoS attacks, is completely in line with the types of attacks Corero sees on a regular basis – most attacks are relatively small, and often surgically crafted, aiming to complete their mission without triggering detection mechanisms or raising suspicion that an attack might be in progress.
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Bigger & smaller - DDoS threats here to stay with conflicting trends

June 15, 2017
The noise created by distributed denial of service attacks is higher than ever - with vendors and attackers complicating the picture - but what do enterprises need to worry about?
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Pressure mounts on ISPS

June 9, 2017
More and more security professionals are demanding additional help from their ISPs to block DDoS traffic before it reaches them
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How To Protect Yourself From DDoS Attacks

June 9, 2017
For this piece, I spoke with Ashley Stephenson, the CEO of Corero, to get a sense of where his company’s products fall into the larger security portfolio offerings currently on the market.
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Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Security Threat to Businesses

June 7, 2017
According to new Corero research, which highlights DDoS attack attempts against its customers, short, frequent, low-volume DDoS attacks continue to dominate. Despite several headline-dominating, high-volume DDoS attacks over the past year, the vast majority (98%) of the DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers during Q1 2017 were less than 10 Gbps per second in volume. In addition, almost three quarters (71%) of the attacks mitigated by Corero lasted 10 minutes or less.
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Operators beware: DDoS attacks—large and small—keep increasing

June 6, 2017
New DDoS Trends and Analysis Report warns of “Trojan Horse” DDoS Attacks intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive security threats
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Stealthy DDoS attacks distract from more destructive security threats

June 6, 2017
Despite several headline-dominating, high-volume DDoS attacks over the past year, the vast majority (98%) of the DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers during Q1 2017 were less than 10 Gbps per second in volume. In addition, almost three quarters (71%) of the attacks mitigated by Corero lasted 10 minutes or less.
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DDoS 'Trojan Horse' distracting network operators from destructive threats

June 5, 2017
A new DDoS trends and analysis report warns of “Trojan Horse” DDoS attacks intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive security threats
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Majority of DDoS Attacks are Short, Low-Volume Bursts

June 5, 2017
DDoS attacks largely fall into the camp of short, low-volume sieges, but large-volume attacks are sharply on the rise, according to a study released today.
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Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Security Threat to Businesses

June 5, 2017
According to new Corero research, which highlights DDoS attack attempts against its customers, short, frequent, low-volume DDoS attacks continue to dominate. Despite several headline-dominating, high-volume DDoS attacks over the past year, the vast majority (98%) of the DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers during Q1 2017 were less than 10 Gbps per second in volume. In addition, almost three quarters (71%) of the attacks mitigated by Corero lasted 10 minutes or less.
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Mini but mighty: Beware minor DDoS attacks that mask graver threats, warns report

June 5, 2017
Despite detecting an increase in large distributed denial of service attacks in the first quarter of 2017, Corero Network Security has reported that the greatest DDoS threat currently comes from smaller attacks designed to either hide other malicious activities or set the stage for future malicious actions.
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Report: Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Business Security Threat

June 5, 2017
A new report released by Corero Network Security warns of Trojan horse DDoS attacks that are intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive malware security threats
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Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Security Threat To Businesses

June 5, 2017
New DDoS Trends and Analysis Report warns of “Trojan Horse” DDoS Attacks intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive security threats
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Independent Study Reveals 82 Percent of Service Providers See “Clear Business Opportunity” in Providing Premium DDoS Protection-as-a-Service to Their Customers

May 26, 2017
In terms of the importance of providing DDoS mitigation in relation to other types of security services for customers, 93 percent see it as a high priority, with 37 percent ranking it as more important and 56 percent saying it was just as important.
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Independent Study Reveals 82 Percent of Service Providers See “Clear Business Opportunity” in Providing Premium DDoS Protection-as-a-Service to Their Customers

May 26, 2017
Corero Network Security announced this week the results of the second annual study of service providers, with the objective uncovering the drivers, benefits, and barriers to enhanced DDoS protection with providers offering services like VoIP, UC, transit, public and private cloud services and E-Line and E-LAN functionality.
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DDoS opportunity

May 26, 2017
Corero Network Security has published the results of the second-annual study of service providers, with the objective uncovering the drivers, benefits, and barriers to enhanced DDoS protection with providers offering services like VoIP, UC, transit, public and private cloud services and E-Line and E-LAN functionality.
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82% of carriers eye DDoS protection opportunity

May 26, 2017
A study into distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has found that 82% of services providers see a “clear business opportunity” in providing premium DDoS protection services to their customers.
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DDoS Mitigation Becomes Key Managed Security Service

May 26, 2017
For service providers, in terms of the importance of providing DDoS mitigation in relation to other types of security services for customers, 93% see it as a high priority.
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10 minute DDoS raid

May 25, 2017
The vast majority of ‘distributed denial of service’ (DDoS) cyber-attacks are over before most organisations even realise they are happening, experts say.
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