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Number of DDoS attack attempts increasing, research shows

November 20, 2017
Organizations were hit by an average of 237 distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack attempts per month during the third quarter of 2017, according to researchers.
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Number of DDoS Attacks Have Doubled in Six Months As Criminals Leverage Unsecured IoT Devices

November 20, 2017
Organizations experienced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month during Q3 2017 – equivalent to 8 DDoS attack attempts every day – as hackers strive to take their organisations offline or steal sensitive data, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE:CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.
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Corero: Number of DDoS attacks more than doubled in six months

November 20, 2017
Increasing number of IoT botnets, DDoS-for-hire services are to blame
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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months

November 20, 2017
A rise in DDoS hire-for services and unsecured IoT devices is driving a sharp increase in the average number of daily DDoS attack attempts.
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Addressing the Cyber Security Skills Gap

The skills gap in cybersecurity is widening

November 13, 2017
With research and development centers in Scotland, Corero works closely with colleges there to attract top talent. Weagle said the company hasn't been the victim of the skills gap. Instead, Weagle called for a larger understanding of the cyber threat landscape for future young professionals.
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Covert warfare: How likely are attacks on the UK's critical infrastructure?

November 1, 2017
Attacks on critical national infrastructure are growing in number and sophistication. So how big is the UK's risk?
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NHS cyber attack makes you Wanna-Cry - Experts have their say

October 30, 2017
A recent report released by the National Audit Office claimed that the affected NHS trusts could have easily prevented the attack if cyber security recommendations were followed.
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Hacktivists take Catalan independence fight online - DDoS/cyber-attacks

October 27, 2017
Hackers from the hacktivist group Anonymous targeted websites run by Spain's Ministry of Public Works and Transport in support of the Catalan independence movement.
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Anonymous Attacks Spanish Government Sites

October 27, 2017
Hacktivist group Anonymous has been firing up its DDoS cannon again, this time aiming it at Spanish government websites, in support of Catalan independence
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Infosec expert viewpoint: DDoS attacks

October 26, 2017
DDoS attacks have become more extensive and are testing the limits of existing DDoS mitigation tools and practices, as well as affecting online businesses globally.
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DDoS Attack Takes Czech Election Sites Offline

October 24, 2017
Two websites run by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) were taken offline after a DDoS attack at the weekend tried to disrupt reporting of the country’s parliamentary elections.
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DDoS attack takes down two Czech Parliamentary Election Websites

October 23, 2017
A DDoS attack conducted by unnamed hackers temporarily shut down two websites owned by the Czech Statistical Office during the vote count on Saturday.
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Security industry more open, integrated and collaborative

October 20, 2017
McAfee says shift in industry’s approach is evidenced by adoption of its Data Exchange Layer and new collaborations through McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
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Corero Network Security Expands Product Family to Include Real-Time Virtualized DDoS Protection

October 19, 2017
SmartWall vNTD provides the scalability, agility and cost flexibility required to deliver DDoS protection for virtualized server infrastructures and SDN/NFV networks, enabling elastically scalable deployments, which can be based on demand for the applications and services being protected.
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Marlborough tech firm offers new network defense

October 18, 2017
Marlborough-based network security company Corero Network Security has released its newest network defense tool capable of defending against physical or virtual network threats.
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Proposed £17m fines would make infrastructure cybersecurity a ‘costs centre’

October 11, 2017
The debate over the chances of a serious cyber-attack taking down a major part of the country’s national critical infrastructure is now more intense than ever.
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Cyber attacks threaten to bring down electricity infrastructure

October 6, 2017
Like with any organisation, perfect protection for distribution electricity grids is virtually impossible. However, the threat can be mitigated
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UK suffered 590 significant cyber-attacks in the last 12 months, says NCSC director

October 4, 2017
The UK faced as many as 590 significant cyber-attacks in the last year, 30 of which were Category 2 attacks, the NCSC's Director of Operations has revealed.
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GCHQ-linked cyber agency fights hundreds of hacks, warns 'further attacks will happen'

October 3, 2017
The NCSC is a fork of British intelligence agency GCHQ, and it had a busy year.
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DDoS defense: Changing the approach to handle new threats

September 28, 2017
With the introduction of highly potent distributed denial-of-service attacks last year that leveraged insecure connected devices, the security industry has been forced to re-evaluate its DDoS defense strategy.
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CIO

10 critical security skills every IT team needs

September 28, 2017
Focus on hiring talent with the following security skills and your team will be equipped to prevent, protect and mitigate the damage of cybersecurity attacks — and speed recovery efforts.
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Phantom Squad hackers demand ransom after threatening DDoS attacks against thousands of firms

September 23, 2017
The DDoS extortion group has sent out a massive wave of spam emails to thousands of companies across the globe.
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Massive Wave of Ransom DDoS Threats Sweeps Globe

September 22, 2017
A cyber-criminal group calling themselves the Phantom Squad has mounted a global extortion campaign, threatening thousands of companies with DDoS if they don’t pay a ransom demand.
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UK’s critical services ‘skipping cyber guidelines’

September 13, 2017
Up to 39% of critical infrastructure organisations in the UK, including energy firms, have not completed basic cyber security standards.
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DDoS: Large Attacks Shake the Internet but Modest Attacks Cause More Business Damage

September 5, 2017
Speaking at CLOUDSEC 2017 today Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero, explored innovation in DDoS mitigation and ways to defeat the modern day DDoS attack.
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