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DDoS Attacks Present A Hurdle That the Internet of Things Has Yet to Clear

August 31, 2016
In the case of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, the reality is that any device, infrastructure, application, etc. that is connected to the internet is at risk for attack, or even more concerning, to be recruited as a bot in an army to be used in DDoS attacks against unsuspecting victims.
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UK An Attractive Target For DDos Attackers

August 30, 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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UK An Attractive Target For DDos Attackers

August 28, 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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Blizzard Experiences Second DDoS Attack this Month

August 24, 2016
Blizzard, the developer behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch has experienced a second DDoS attack in one month, it has announced, although this latest attack seems to be more shortlived than its hack at the beginning of August.
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Poorly Configured DNSSEC Domains Used In DDoS Attacks

August 19, 2016
Following the recent story in the news on how attackers could abuse DNSSEC-secured domains for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Dave Larson, Chief Operating Officer at Corero Network Security commented.
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Meet the Innovative People, Technologies, and Ideas at HostingCon '16: 11 of Our Favorite Stories From New Orleans

August 17, 2016
HostingCon’s 12th-annual conference again proved to be a tremendous gathering spot for people passionate about the web hosting industry and what’s on the horizon. More stories from the event are on their way, but read on for 11 highlights of HostingCon Global 2016.
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Australian Census Attacked By Hackers

August 12, 2016
While the motives for this attack remain unclear, personal data is a highly valuable commodity for cybercriminals – be it for running phishing campaigns, to sell the data on the dark web or some other nefarious purpose.
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The Hidden Role of DDoS in Ransomware Attacks

August 11, 2016
Dave Larson offers advice for organisations wishing to protect themselves from the latest types of cyber-extortion.
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Blizzard’s Battle.net Servers Knocked Offline Following Massive DDoS Attack

August 8, 2016
In the fast-moving world of online gaming, just the shortest of service disruptions can be devastating. The impact of DDoS attacks can be incredibly costly when systems, applications or platforms fall victim to attack. The online gaming industry is no stranger to DDoS attacks, as motivations, including player retaliation, are endless.
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Overwatch Servers Back Up After Suspected Lizard Squad DDoS

August 3, 2016
Overwatch and Hearthstone, two massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) from games studio Blizzard, have been brought back online following a DDoS attack suspected to have been launched by Lizard Squad.
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123-Reg Hit with Huge Scale DDoS Attack that Left Websites and Email Services Offline

August 3, 2016
Website hosting provider 123-Reg has admitted a substantial cyberattack against its main data centre on 2 August took its website offline and disrupted a number of key customer services. The UK-based firm said the attack, which came in the form of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, started at just after 10am BST after an overwhelming amount of internet traffic was directed towards its servers.
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123-Reg Knocked Offline by "Huge" DDoS Attack

August 2, 2016
Email and website hosting provider 123-Reg suffered what it has described as a "huge scale" DDoS attack this morning, disrupting services and taking its own website offline.
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DDoS, the Cloud and You

July 21, 2016
Private cloud computing can be a useful way to offload some computing overhead and manage your costs effectively. The switch to operating expenses from capital expenses, the elasticity, the business continuity benefits – they're all real. But so are the dangers of DDoS disaster.
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Massive DDoS Cyber Attack Takes Down Pokémon Go

July 18, 2016
A hacking group going by the name of PoodleCorp has claimed responsibility for a massive DDoS attack which brought down Pokémon Go servers impacting US and European users on Saturday.
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Pokemon Go Hit By Possible DDoS Attack

July 18, 2016
While countless anxious Pokemon trainers failed to get online on Saturday and Sunday, PoodleCorp said on Twitter that it is behind the Team Rocket-style attack, launching a DDoS attack on Pokemon Go’s servers.
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Hackers Claim DDOS Attack on Pokémon Go Servers

July 18, 2016
A hacking group going by the moniker PoodleCorp has claimed responsibility for taking down the US and European Pokémon Go servers with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack, according to recent reports.
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Pokemon Go Hit by Cyber Attack: Industry Reaction

July 18, 2016
Following the news that the hugely popular mobile game Pokemon Go was taken offline by a DDoS attack over the weekend, various industry professionals have offered their thoughts and analysis. Including reaction from Corero's Stephanie Weagle.
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Comment on Pokemon Go Suffering a DDoS Attack

July 18, 2016
Stephanie Weagle, senior director at Corero Network Security, comments: "The reports that Pokemon GO has suffered service disruptions and outages due to DDoS appears to have left players frustrated.
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Infosec Pros Fear Growing DDoS Ransom Threat

July 7, 2016
Ransomware may be getting all the headlines these days, but ransom-driven DDoS attacks are likely to become a major threat to organizations next year, according to a new poll of IT security professionals.
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A False Sense of Cyber Security

July 7, 2016
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warned that businesses and law enforcement agencies were losing the “cyber arms race” with online criminals, as the technical capabilities of criminal syndicates outpaced those of security services.
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Ransom Driven DDoS Attacks Gaining Popularity

July 6, 2016
Out of 100 IT security professionals attending the Infosecurity Europe conference in London, 80 believe their organisation will be a target of a DDoS attack within the next 12 months, new reports said.
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80 Percent of Euro Businesses Fear DDoS Extortion

July 6, 2016
Blood pressures are skyrocketing as IT security professionals lose sleep over a DDoS- extortion attack in the next year.
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Q&A: Examining the New Breed of DDoS Attacks

July 1, 2016
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have long been a threat for businesses of all shapes and sizes and, like all other types of cyber attacks, they are developing fast. This article discusses how the DDoS threat landscape has developed in recent months, and the challenges that businesses face when trying to defend against the new breed of DDoS attacks.
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Inside the World of the Dark DDoS

June 27, 2016
Simply kyboshing the corporate network may not be the attacker’s only goal: it may simply be the sign of something far nastier and more damaging lurking underneath.
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DDoS Attacks Fuel the Need for Modern Protection Methods

June 24, 2016
Although hackers often launch DDoS attacks purely to create a nuisance by taking a website offline, it’s becoming very common for hackers to launch “Dark DDoS” attacks that distract IT security staff while the hackers launch malware or infiltrate sensitive databases.
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