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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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RCR

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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Pipeline

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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MetroWest Daily News

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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Security Buzz

BlackNurse DoS Attacks Can Bring Down Large Servers

November 17, 2016
In this case, it’s trivial for DDoS protection to block the attack. However, it is just another example of why DDoS protection needs to be treated separately from other networking functions. If organisations deploy dedicated DDoS protection at the network edge, in front of their perimeter security solutions, then state-exhaustion attacks such as these are removed in real-time and no longer impact their infrastructure.
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IoT Connectivity

Corero Combats Terabit DDoS Attacks With Terabit Scale Protection

November 16, 2016
Deploying DDoS protection at terabit scale has previously been very expensive and complex. Corero's SmartWall® Threat Defense technology brings key innovations that make deploying terabit mitigation capacity practical; including the ability to distribute protection closer to the source of the attack and real-time protection that eliminates time-to-mitigation outages, an reduces the need to sacrifice the victim customer to save the provider's network.
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The Register

Was IoT DDoS attack just a dry run for election day hijinks?

November 8, 2016
Certainly last week’s attacks did seem rather randomly targeted, which is why some fear an attack during election day on November 8. This could take the form of an even larger DDoS attack to disrupt the exchange of information on the day, send a message to the American public, or happen just because some people like to see the world burn.
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WHIR

Why DDoS Mitigation Solutions Must Address Small-Scale Attacks

November 4, 2016
There are many small-scale attacks that hit your network on a much more frequent basis, which some of the legacy DDoS mitigation solutions are ill-equipped to mitigate effectively, Corero Network Security COO Dave Larson says.
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InfoSec

Mirai Botnet Strikes Again to Take Liberia Offline

November 4, 2016
Dave Larson, CTO and COO at Corero Network Security, said: “DDoS is killing internet service availability across the globe, and it is about time the ISP’s step up and take action. In the past providers have taken an agnostic stance and reverted to their primary role of just moving traffic.
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MCV

New Mirai botnet could make PSN and Xbox Live "sitting ducks" at Christmas

November 3, 2016
As indicated before, just a mere 100,000 (which is a pretty small number relatively speaking especially when considering the fact that there are more than 3.5 billion people on earth who access the internet through one device or another ) of these IoT devices were enough to cause an enormous internet outage that affected more than half of America and some part of Europe and South America as well.
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CIO

Battling Gender Bias in IT

November 3, 2016
You can’t aspire to be what you can’t see. To get more women into IT careers, girls and young women will need role models, mentors and public examples of success.
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IBT

How to stop the Mirai botnet: Can blocking Port 23 fight further DDoS attacks?

November 3, 2016
ISPs might need to step in to deal with IoT devices that can't be patched.
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DCL

Philip Hammond’s £1.9 Billion Cyber Security Plan: Industry Reaction and Analysis

November 2, 2016
The ever increasing and evolving cyber threat landscape has become dinner table conversation as of late, these events are becoming increasingly common, and proactive, automated solutions must take centre stage in defeating the threat. The modern Nation cannot sit back and hope that the next cyber-attack won’t impact critical infrastructure or take down major online institutions.
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ISBuzz

Experts Comments On UK National Cyber Security Strategy

November 2, 2016
These initiatives must be paired with consumer education in understanding the threats that exist and how to avoiding becoming an unintentional pawn in cyber warfare. Additionally, when you think about attacks on the Internet of Things escalating from consumer devices to businesses, enterprises, government agencies, utilities and more – you realize it is time to more aggressively secure every endpoint so entire networks including cloud services don’t collapse and leave us vulnerable to other forms of terrorism.
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Security Gladiator

DDoS Attack That Shook Up The World Came From A Small Number Of Devices

November 2, 2016
As indicated before, just a mere 100,000 (which is a pretty small number relatively speaking especially when considering the fact that there are more than 3.5 billion people on earth who access the internet through one device or another ) of these IoT devices were enough to cause an enormous internet outage that affected more than half of America and some part of Europe and South America as well.
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ITR

Corero warns of powerful new DDoS attack vector with potential for terabit-scale DDoS events

November 2, 2016
The new technique is an amplification attack, which utilises the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): one of the most widely used protocols for accessing username and password information in databases like Active Directory, which is integrated in most online servers.
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IoTNow

Security experts call for end to ‘stupidity’ in fight with hackers as Mirai code broadens IoT attacks

November 1, 2016
Sean Newman, director at Corero Network Security: “It’s kind of understandable that passwords protecting the majority of network enabled consumer devices get left at their factory defaults, as end-users often lack the awareness or confidence to change them – in these cases, manufacturers need to start taking more proactive measures to help ensure users are aware and making it simple for them to update passwords without fear of rendering the devices unusable.”
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CyberDefense

LDAP as attack vector could power Terabit-Scale LDAP DDoS Attacks

October 31, 2016
The experts at the DDoS mitigation provider Corero Network Security confirmed that an LDAP DDoS attack has been already observed in a live incident. The attack leverages on a CLDAP zero-day vulnerability, a similar attack has been observed last week, and experts believe that could become another option in the arsenal of hackers in the wild.
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Realtime

At The Intersection of IoT and RTC: How Do We Secure The Digital Conversations Between People and Things?

October 31, 2016
While you bought Ring to secure your home, you may not have imagined that Ring could actually become one more vulnerability point for those virtual thieves who come into your home - and your digital life - to rob you of your identity, your bank account information, and more.
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SecurityWeek

LDAP Attack Vector Makes Terabit-Scale DDoS Attacks Possible

October 28, 2016
The new zero-day attack vector has been already observed in a live incident and relies on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) protocol, which is used for accessing username and password information in databases like Active Directory. By leveraging amplification, cybercriminals can inflict significant damage to their targets, the security researchers say.
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Security Week

Mirai Botnet Infects Devices in 164 Countries

October 28, 2016
Mirai, the infamous botnet used in the recent massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Brian Krebs’ blog and Dyn’s DNS infrastructure, has ensnared Internet of Things (IoT) devices in 164 countries, researchers say.
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IT Pro Portal

Today's DDoS attacks are child's play, compared to what's coming

October 27, 2016
The highly powerful DDoS attacks we’ve been witnessing lately will look like children’s play, compared to what’s coming. This grim prediction was made by DDoS security solutions firm Corero Network Security. It has observed a new zero-day DDoS attack vector, which it says has the potential to change how we see DDoS attacks.
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CIO

Women in IT: Battling Gender Bias

October 27, 2016
You can’t aspire to be what you can’t see. To get more women into IT careers, girls and young women will need role models, mentors and public examples of success.
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Security Intelligence

New LDAP Attack Magnifies Malicious Traffic, Fuels IoT Worries

October 27, 2016
Security firm Corero recently observed an LDAP attack that enabled cybercriminals to significantly amplify malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) traffic and easily take down websites. Even worse, experts warned that, combined with an Internet of Things (IoT)-based effort, these attacks could reach “unprecedented bandwidth levels.”
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TechRadar

DDoS Attacks Could Soon be Ramped Up to Unthinkable Levels

October 26, 2016
This technique was spotted being used last week in an attack on one of Corero Network Security’s clients, but the worry is that it might be employed in conjunction with a massive botnet-powered volley of DDoS to make for a blast of staggering proportions.
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