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Ukrainian postal service hit by 48-hour cyber attack

August 7, 2017
Unknown hackers carried out a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Ukrposhta's website.
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DDoS could disrupt UK’s Brexit negotiations and “lead to outages worldwide”

August 3, 2017
IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will grow larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide.
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Chinese Telecom DDoS Attack Breaks Record

August 2, 2017
DDoS attackers launched a 277-hour attack against a Chinese telecom company in the second quarter of 2017, registering a 131% hourly increase compared to the longest attack recorded earlier this year, according to a report released this week by Kaspersky Lab.
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DDoS victims are often willing to pay out ransoms, says study

July 31, 2017
The threat that a business could become the victim of a ransomware-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack continues to rise, with some security experts predicting that worldwide or large regional outages could take place
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Podcast: Corero survey predicts more Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) throughout 2017

July 27, 2017
The survey included 100 security professional respondents from around the world. Stephanie Weagle, Vice President of Marketing at Corero, provides Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication, some very interesting results from the survey. For example, 38% of the respondents believe that there could be worldwide internet outages.
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DDoS attacks on the increase

July 27, 2017
Financially motivated DDoS attacks driven by criminal extortion have garnered security professionals’ attention
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Brexit negotiations could be disrupted by DDoS attacks – IT security industry

July 26, 2017
IT security professionals foresee an escalation in financially motivated DDoS attacks throughout the rest of 2017
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DDoS Attacks Could Disrupt Brexit Negotiations

July 26, 2017
IT security professionals are bracing for DDoS attacks of unprecedented frequency in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide.
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DDoS threats expected to increase during next 12 months

July 26, 2017
IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will get larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could cause outages worldwide, according to new research from Corero Network Security
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DDoS Attacks: Blame ISPs? Research Says...

July 26, 2017
At first glance, the common view is to wag a blaming finger for unmitigated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at Internet service providers (ISPs). But maybe there’s more to the evolving story, particularly for MSSPs.
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Brexit negotiations could be hit by DDoS attacks

July 26, 2017
Hackers could use DDoS to disrupt the Brexit negotiations for the UK's leaving the European Union, or use attacks as a distraction technique while they seek to steal confidential documents or data, according to new research.
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DDoS Attack Still Targeting Final Fantasy 14

July 21, 2017
The online game Final Fantasy 14 has been plagued by DDoS attacks for more than a month, since its release in June, with the developer saying that the DDoS attacks targeting its North American data centre have shown no signs of stopping and are increasingly difficult to contain.
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US Dedicated Expands Partnership with Host Havoc to Serve Growing Gaming Demand in the USA

July 20, 2017
Host Havoc Ltd., a game, voice, and web hosting provider with service locations around the world, has partnered with US Dedicated LLC, a premium Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider offering Dedicated Servers, Colocation, VPS, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigations. Host Havoc Ltd. has drastically increased its footprint with US Dedicated in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago.
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How ISPs Can Lead the Charge in DDoS Protection

July 17, 2017
Malicious traffic has long been a problem for internet service providers (ISPs). In recent years, it has become much more difficult for ISPs to deliver “clean pipe,” primarily because malware, botnets, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have increased in size, sophistication, and frequency.
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Corero Announces Edinburgh Office Expansion to fuel DDoS Research & Development

July 14, 2017
Corero Network Security, the leading provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, today announced plans to expand its Research & Development office by doubling the number of engineers in the Edinburgh, UK office location.
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Cyber security software specialist Corero Network Security to double its Edinburgh-based workforce

July 14, 2017
US cyber security software developer Corero Network Security has announced plans to double its Edinburgh-based workforce expanding its research and development unit.
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Corero Edinburgh Office to double workforce

July 13, 2017
Corero Network Security, a provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions, is to expand its Research & Development office by doubling the number of engineers in the Edinburgh office.
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Short, low-volume DDoS attacks pose greatest security and availability threat to businesses

July 7, 2017
According to the DDoS Trends and Analysis Report, these short, stealth DDoS attacks are often used to disrupt and distract network operators.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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