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DDoS attack cripples GitHub coding site, China blamed

March 30, 2015
CHINA HAS BEEN BLAMED for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the GitHub code repository, and criticised for its repeated efforts to quash free speech.
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GitHub suffers under massive, sustained DDoS

March 30, 2015
GitHub suffered under an experienced and prolonged distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that appears to be delivered from China.
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Massive DDoS Takes Out Anti-China GitHub Pages

March 30, 2015
Beijing is suspected of masterminding the largest DDoS attack in GitHub’s history – specifically targeted at two anti-censorship projects on the developer platform.
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GitHub hit by 'largest ever DDoS attack' from Chinese hackers over anti-censorship projects

March 30, 2015
Online code repository GitHub says it is still battling a continuous distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that has lasted for four days and is the biggest in the website's history.
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DDoS attacks are up -- and getting more sophisticated

March 26, 2015
Yes, I know, on Tuesday we reported on a study showing that DDoS attacks were down in frequency, though increasing in severity. But another report from Corero Network Security now suggests that they've actually increased in numbers.
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DDoS Hiding Other Attacks

March 26, 2015
In movies and on television, the success of some daring plot often relies on the timeless tactic of diversion. In the world of cyber hacking, diversions also play a central role, according to a new Corero Network Security report.
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Are DDoS attacks getting bigger or smaller?

March 25, 2015
There has been a flurry of DDoS reports from DDoS protection vendors as of late, and Corero has thrown its hat in the ring as well.
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DDoS attacks are getting more sophisticated

March 24, 2015
A survey by Corero Network finds DDoS attacks have changed to be are shorter in length and more frequent and are designed to fool even the most sophisticated anti-DDoS solutions
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DDoS-ers Switch to Short, Sharp, Low Volume Attacks – Report

March 24, 2015
Organizations need to be prepared for a new generation of DDoS attacks which are shorter in duration and smaller in size but more carefully crafted to distract security teams and profile networks for follow-up attacks.
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Study: DDoS attacks more frequent and sophisticated

March 24, 2015
Corero Network Security has released a DDoS trends and analysis report revealing the current nature of DDoS attacks and what it means for the threat landscape.
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DDoS Attack Volume and Duration Varies: Report

March 24, 2015
The short duration DDoS attacks represented 96 percent of attacks against Corero's customers in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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DDoS Attackers Distracting Security Teams With Shorter Attacks: Corero Networks

March 24, 2015
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are being leveraged to circumvent cybersecurity solutions, disrupt service availability and infiltrate victim networks, according to a new report from Corero Network Security.
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Denial-of-service attacks becoming more sophisticated

March 24, 2015
Agencies and companies are used to dealing with attempts to knock their websites offline.
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DDoS attacks now shorter & more frequent, report says

March 23, 2015
Hackers are seeking to distract IT departments, not shutdown networks.
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Average DDoS attack is 5Gbps and lasts for 30 minutes

March 23, 2015
Businesses face an average of 3.9 distributed denial-of-service (DdoS) attacks a day, with 96 per cent of attacks lasting for less than half an hour.
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DDoS attacks are evolving and companies must invest to keep up

March 23, 2015
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are evolving, and companies must invest extra effort to keep their online businesses safe, a new study shows.
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Diversionary DDoS Attacks Getting More Frequent

March 23, 2015
Trends observed from Q4 2014 data reveal that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are evolving in sophistication as adversaries seek to leverage them as diversions with shorter, more targeted attacks, in order to circumvent security deployments and infiltrate sensitive networks.
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Short-Duration DDoS Attacks Becoming More Popular

March 23, 2015
Corero's DDoS Trends and Analysis quarterly report finds that short bursts of attack traffic are an increasingly common form of DDoS attack. - See more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/short-duration-ddos-attacks-becoming-more-popular.html#sthash.UnLUCWhE.dpuf
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When DDoS Isn't All About Massive Disruption

March 23, 2015
New data shows prevalence of often-undetectable DDoS attacks aimed at quietly wreaking havoc on the network while performing data exfiltration and other attacks.
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OpenSSL patches 'high severity' bug - but it's no Heartbleed

March 20, 2015
The OpenSSL group has patched numerous flaws with the release of OpenSSL versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf, including a "high severity" bug which, fortunately, is not as serious as Heartbleed or Poodle.
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Has BBC suffered a Jeremy Clarkson-inspired DDoS attack?

March 17, 2015
In response to the reports that Top Gear fans may have caused the inaccessibility of the BBC website as a result of Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension, Dave Larson, CTO at Corero, has given the following comment:
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How to overcome the Cloud DDoS awareness issue

March 11, 2015
Davey Winder offers some advice to tackle a problem we all know about, yet fail to act on
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DDoS Attacks: An all too frequent learning experience

March 6, 2015
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently attended an interview where he described the Xbox Live Christmas Day hack attack as a ‘learning experience.’ Responding to these comments, Dave Larson, CTO of Corero Network Security, said: “Denial of Service attacks have been a service availability threat for over a decade. However, over the last few years these attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and multi-vector in nature, overcoming traditional security solutions and infrastructure with ease.
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Black hole routing: Not a silver bullet for DDoS protection

February 27, 2015
As ISPs, hosting providers and online enterprises around the world continue suffering the effects of DDoS attacks, often the discussions that follow are, “What is the best way to defend our networks and our customers against an attack?”
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Lenovo Releases Superfish Removal Tool

February 23, 2015
Lenovo has finally released a removal tool for users who want to get rid of the infamous Superfish adware which made headlines for the firm last week for all the wrong reasons.
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