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htp GmbH in Hannover Chooses Real-Time DDoS Protection from Corero Network Security

October 12, 2016
htp GmbH, a leading regional service provider based in Hannover, Germany has selected the SmartWall® Threat Defense System (TDS) from the leading supplier of real-time DDoS attack mitigation technology, Corero Network Security (CNS.L). Across the industry, increasing numbers of enterprise customers are demanding more proactive and sophisticated DDoS protection from their Internet Providers in response to evolving attack techniques.
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Hosting Journal

Liquid Web Deploys Corero Network Security’s DDoS Protection Solution

October 6, 2016
In the process of researching a DDoS protection solution, the Liquid Web team investigated many options and, after a lengthy evaluation process, opted for what is fast becoming a common approach: a multi-layered DDoS mitigation strategy.
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HostReview

Liquid Web Turns To Corero for More Comprehensive Protection Against DDoS Attacks

October 5, 2016
Liquid Web Inc., a $100 million web hosting and cloud services provider devoted to delighting customers, has deployed Corero Network Security’s SmartWall® Threat Defense System (TDS) to protect 100Gbps of Internet bandwidth with automatic DDoS mitigation across the multiple Liquid Web datacenters.
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Telecom Ramblings

Wednesday Bytes: GTT, QTS, Corero

October 5, 2016
And on the security front, Corero has picked up a customer for its SmartWall Threat Defense System. They are now protecting 100Gbps of internet bandwidth from DDoS for the hosting and cloud provider Liquid Web. The real time mitigation has helped Liquid Web by reducing the number of outage minutes associated with large volumetric DDoS attacks.
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FindMyHost

Liquid Web Turns to Corero for More Comprehensive Protection Against DDoS Attacks

October 5, 2016
Liquid Web Inc., a $100 million web hosting and cloud services provider devoted to delighting customers, has deployed Corero Network Security’s SmartWall® Threat Defense System (TDS) to protect 100Gbps of Internet bandwidth with automatic DDoS mitigation across the multiple Liquid Web datacenters.
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The Register

DDoS attacks: For the hell of it or targeted – how do you see them off?

October 5, 2016
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be painful and debilitating. How can you defend against them? Originally, out-of-band or scrubbing-centre DDoS protection was the only show in town, but another approach, inline mitigation, provides a viable and automatic alternative.
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Telecomms

Liquid Web Turns to Corero for More Comprehensive Protection Against DDoS Attacks

October 5, 2016
Liquid Web Inc., a $100 million web hosting and cloud services provider devoted to delighting customers, has deployed Corero Network Security’s SmartWall® Threat Defense System (TDS) to protect 100Gbps of Internet bandwidth with automatic DDoS mitigation across the multiple Liquid Web datacenters.
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Computer Weekly

Mirai IoT Botnet Code Release Raises Fears of Surge in DDoS Attacks

October 4, 2016
Security experts fear that the release of the code for the Mirai botnet will prompt a surge in powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that will knock almost any company offline.
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What makes IoT ransomware a different and more dangerous threat?

October 2, 2016
Here’s what makes IoT ransomware a different and possibly more dangerous threat.
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What you need to know about the imminent threat of IoT botnets

October 1, 2016
Previously, malicious hackers formed their botnets with more conventional computing devices such as laptops and desktop workstations. But more recently, IoT devices have become a much more attractive target for “bot herders,” as botnet owners are dubbed. There are several reasons for this shift of interest.
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DDoS Attacks: Why Size isn’t Everything

September 30, 2016
When it comes to DDoS attacks, it’s easy to get distracted by the record-breaking size of the latest attacks. Like a strength tester fairground game, we are all mesmerised by the gigantic numbers involved as new DDoS attacks break previous records – such as the huge 470GBps attack on a Chinese gambling site earlier this year, or the reported 602GBps attack against the BBC last year.
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Army of Webcams Used in Net Attacks

September 29, 2016
One of the biggest ever web attacks - in which more than one terabit of data was fired at a website to knock it offline - has been reported.
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Web Host Hit by DDoS of Over 1Tbps

September 29, 2016
A French web hoster is claiming his firm has been hit by the biggest DDoS attack ever seen, powered by an IoT botnet with an estimated capacity of 1.5Tbps.
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IoT-Based DDoS Attack – The Largest In History

September 29, 2016
With traditional security infrastructure, it’s hard for individual organisations to effectively protect themselves against such extreme attacks – by the time an attack has reached their network, the volume of traffic far outweighs their capacity and almost immediately they experience issues with network availability. However, relief from these types of attack can be obtained with proper mitigation techniques, which can be offered by Service providers.
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DDoS Attacks: For the Hell of It or Targeted – How Do You See Them Off?

September 22, 2016
Cloud-based DDoS defences introduce delays Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be painful and debilitating. How can you defend against them? Originally, out-of-band or scrubbing-centre DDoS protection was the only show in town, but another approach, inline mitigation, provides a viable and automatic alternative.
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Blizzard Gaming Company Battles Attacks; This Time Not For Fun

September 21, 2016
The game servers of Battle game have been taken offline over the weekend. The reason: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
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Cloud Pro

Blizzard’s Battle.net servers knocked offline by another DDoS attack

September 20, 2016
Increasingly these are extortion related, but this is somewhat irrelevant when an attack actually strikes. Whether for financial gain, or purely for notoriety, the end result is still the same and the unlucky target just wants to get back online as soon as possible.
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The Changing Role of the ISP & How Net Neutrality Laws Impact Cyber Defens

September 19, 2016
As cyber-attacks become increasingly sophisticated, many organizations are looking further upstream to their ISP to protect them against DDoS threats, and if ISPs do not respond appropriately, they risk eroding their customer base.So what exactly are ISPs supposed to do?
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Why is the UK Such an Attractive Target for DDoS Attackers?

September 19, 2016
DDoS attacks have become many things over the last decade; weapons of cyberwarfare, security breach diversions and service impacting strategies. The motivations for these attack campaigns are endless – financial, political, nation-state, extortion and everything in between.
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Internet Being Probed With a View To Taking It Down

September 17, 2016
As security professionals, much of what we see in relation to cyber-attacks, of all types, points to increased sophistication. Whether stealing critical information, or causing disruption, attackers are increasingly surgical and stealthy as they build up to and execute their attacks
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Vulnerable DVR System Ready To Become A DDoS Botnet

September 17, 2016
Experts have long warned that the inherent lack of security in many of the devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) would come back to harm us in the end. Now there is firm evidence more and more IoT devices are vulnerable to becoming DDoS botnets
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Hackers Threatening To Launch A Huge New DDoS Attack

September 9, 2016
Although the September 6th date has now passed, without us knowing how effective their campaign was, this is just another example of the growing trend for cyber criminals to resort to extortion, by demanding ransom payments. In fact the FBI has predicted just this facet of cybercrime will exceed one billion US Dollars, in 2016 alone.
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Crains

My First Job: Particle Physicist in a Cyber Security World

September 8, 2016
Ashley Stephenson is the CEO of Corero, a network security company based in Hudson, Massachusetts. Stephenson is a trained physicist, who did post-graduate research at CERN--the European Organization for Nuclear Research which operates the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, which was called the Large Electron-Positron Collider then. Stephenson's first job was at IBM.
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More IoT Botnets Connected to DDoS Attacks

September 1, 2016
Security researchers have discovered more powerful botnets exploiting internet of things (IoT) devices to carry out massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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Game Giant EA Servers Hit by DDoS Attack

September 1, 2016
Players of a new beta of the video game Battlefield 1 saw their activity disrupted after a suspected distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit the servers of games company Electronic Arts (EA).
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