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DDoS It Matter What Motivates Lizard Squad?

June 23, 2016
Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so 'for the lulz!' SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters?
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Evolution of DDoS Protection, and the Modern Opportunity

June 22, 2016
The DDoS attack landscape has evolved, and so must the counter measures. Legacy approaches to DDoS mitigation are no longer considered best practice.
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New IP Shapes DDoS Security in CSP Environment

June 17, 2016
As with any threat to the Internet-connected business, converged, mobile or wireline carriers have the opportunity to capitalize on the DDoS challenge and can better position themselves to offer a more robust set of subscriber-focused security service offerings with DDoS protection-as-a-service.
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DDoS Managed Security Services Create Benefits and New Revenue Opportunities for Hosting Providers

June 13, 2016
Emerging DDoS mitigation techniques have evolved to provide automated threat detection and mitigation, distributed across the network and capable of identifying and managing potential attacks before they cause disruption.
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Dark DDoS: Beware, hackers can use military techniques to infiltrate your network

June 8, 2016
Hackers can use a DDoS attack as a method of sneaking malware into your network undetected, similar to an army parachuting commandoes behind enemy lines.
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Why does everyone forget the unwitting DDoS foot soldiers?

June 2, 2016
Compromised PCs and servers taken hostage as bots to be controlled for use in DDoS attacks are a dime a dozen.
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Potent DDoS Attack Hits Managed DNS Provider NS1

May 26, 2016
For all of last week and continuing into this week, major DNS and traffic management provider NS1 suffered a continuing and complex DDoS attack from unknown attackers with unknown motivation.
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Anonymous Hits New York Stock Exchange, World Bank, The Fed, And Vatican — Total Media Blackout

May 26, 2016
Amidst a global media blackout of Anonymous’ ongoing worldwide attacks on the “corrupt banking cartels,” the hacking collective has now taken down some of the most prestigious institutions in global governance.
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Botnets: The big, the bad, and the ugly

May 16, 2016
It’s fair to say that botnets have transformed the DDoS landscape. Once, attacks were the preserve of a small, technical elite who had enough coding skills to launch a strike. But now, DDoS-for-hire botnets have significantly lowered the barriers to entry.
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Anonymous #OpIcarus Hits Bank of England Email

May 16, 2016
While the impact on the individual targets of the DDoS attack campaign, ‘OpIcarus’ is unclear; obstructing or eliminating the availability of email servers is significant.
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Botnets: Is size everything?

May 12, 2016
The botnets behind DDoS attacks have transformed the attack landscape as we know it.
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Researchers' Goal: Mitigate DDoS Attacks Within 10 Seconds

May 11, 2016
Organizations targeted by low-volume DDoS attacks often "aren't even aware that their sites are being attacked, because the attacks can be perceived as only annoying 'noise' in the IT background."
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Geopolitical events fuel uptick in region-specific DDoS attacks

May 5, 2016
Middle Eastern countries saw an 83 percent increase in the number of attacks in Q1, and researchers predict there will be more attacks against countries in the region as tensions continue to rise.
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Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

May 3, 2016
A number of UK businesses have been hit by extortion demands from the Lizard Squad hacker group, according to an alert issued by Action Fraud, part of the City of London Police.
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Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

April 29, 2016
Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky
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Cisco flags vulnerabilities that could trigger DDoS

Cisco flags five product vulnerabilities that could trigger denial of service

April 22, 2016
Cisco issued five security alerts on Wednesday, issuing software updates to patch a series of vulnerabilities in three products, any of which could potentially trigger a denial of service condition.
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ISPs Missing DDoS Revenue Opportunity

April 20, 2016
A new survey reveals the scale at which ISPs are putting their enterprise customers at risk of DDoS attacks.
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Are ISPs Doing Enough To Protect Businesses Against DDoS Attacks?

April 20, 2016
Nine tenths of firms say they want more protection from their provider and 80 percent of ISPs believe there is a business opportunity. So what’s the issue?
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Enterprises demand better DDoS protection from ISPs

April 20, 2016
The report concludes that ISPs need to start urgently updating their networks or their market share will start to shrink.
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Just one in 10 Enterprise Users Thinks Their ISP Offers Decent DDoS Protection

April 19, 2016
Enterprise technology users endure poor protection against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and 85 percent would like to see swift changes, according to a new report from Corero Network Security.
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ISPs Failing to Provide Adequate Protection Against DDoS Attacks

April 18, 2016
A new report from Corero Network Security, which provides security solutions against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, shows that 85 per cent of enterprise end users want their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to offer better protection against DDoS attacks.
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How To Prepare For A DDoS Attack: 10 Steps

April 15, 2016
A recent study by Corero Network Security found that while 34 percent of IT managers surveyed cited lost revenues as the most damaging consequence of a DDoS. Nearly half -- or 45 percent -- say loss of customer trust and confidence is their greatest concern.
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Information Age

Should We Be Afraid of Big Bad Botnets?

April 13, 2016
Looking forward, there is really no limit to the potential size and scale of future botnet-driven DDoS attacks, particularly when they harness the full range of smart devices incorporated into the Internet of Things.
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Computer Business Review

Are telcos becoming cyber security companies?

April 11, 2016
An increasing number of telecoms and communications providers are taking an active role in providing cyber security services. The main area in which telcos can lead in the cyber security space is by building the protective solutions directly into the connectivity that companies buy from them.
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Network World

How MSSPs Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

March 27, 2016
Smaller, tier 2 and tier 3 network providers are especially vulnerable to attacks; much more so than their larger competition, says Dave Larson, COO, Corero Network Security.
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