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Sony hit by DDoS attackers who maybe trolls or Jihadists

August 26, 2014
Microsoft and other online game providers also disrupted, while Sony president's plane is diverted by bomb hoax.
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Sony DDoS Attack May Have Been Smokescreen

August 26, 2014
Sony has reassured its customers that Sunday's DDoS attack did not compromise any user data. However, modern malware can be extremely difficult to detect. DDoS attacks often are used as a smokescreen to perpetrate data theft, said Corero Network Security CTO Dave Larson. Without further details, "it is impossible to state whether this was a hybrid attack with some intrusion components."
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Crippling DDoS Hits Major Aussie Broadband Provider

July 31, 2014
Cirrus Communications had half of its network taken down by attack earlier this week. The largest fixed wireless broadband carrier in Australia, Cirrus Communications, suffered a major DDoS attack earlier this week which took out over half of its network.
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More questions than answers as BBC outage fuels DDoS talk

July 25, 2014
The British Broadcasting Corporation was hit by a prolonged outage on its website and iPlayer video-on-demand service (VOD) last weekend, raising questions about the cause and whether it was subjected to a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
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The BBC says iPlayer is back despite talk of DDoS attack

July 23, 2014
But BBC downtime ain’t over til the old auntie sings on rumours
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Channel News Briefs: Week of July 13

July 18, 2014
Corero Enhances Partner Program
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SNMP amplification could allow major DDoS attack sizes

July 8, 2014
The next distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) vector to be concerned about is SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) amplification attacks.
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New products of the week 06.30.14

June 30, 2014
Our roundup of intriguing new products. Product Name: Corero SecureWatch Analytics, Slide 5
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Web-based analytics delivers intelligence on DDoS attacks

June 25, 2014
In recent days we've seen DDoS attacks hit some major names like Feedly and even force the CodeSpaces hosting service out of business.
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DDoS + Breach = End of Business

June 23, 2014
Lessons Learned from Attack that Shuttered Code Spaces
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Evernote, Feedly Both Affected By Distributed Denial Of Service Attack

June 16, 2014
On Tuesday Evernote reported it was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, and it was unavailable for most of its 100 million users. The service announced the outage on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
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Businesses' unsecured networks being used to host cyber attacks on other organisations

June 11, 2014
Corero Network Security chief executive Ashley Stephenson told that hackers are undertaking 'NTP amplification attacks' on businesses and that companies need to be aware that their servers may be being used to carry out attacks.
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Secure Internet feeds are part of a Heartbleed fix

June 6, 2014
The week after the Heartbleed bug was discovered on April 7, Errata Security research discovered 600,000 vulnerable Internet feeds. One month later, there were still 300,000.
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Forget about fast lanes, who is worrying about secure lanes?

May 22, 2014
The FCC voted recently to approve a proposal allowing select companies the ability to pay a premium price to their ISPs in order to deliver their content with a faster service, or 'fast lane' when transiting their networks. Unfortunately, the debate’s focus on faster delivery has failed to contemplate the growing need for other types of premium offerings such as 'secure services' and some vitally important questions have been overlooked in the discussion.
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May 20, 2014
Michael Ross has joined security solutions provider Corero Network Security as vice president of channel sales, leading the company's North American channel strategy.
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DDoS: Evolving Attacks and Response

May 1, 2014
DDoS attacks have grown in sophistication. But so have organizations' dependencies on the services disrupted by DDoS, says Corero's Ashley Stephenson. How should security leaders respond to protect their critical services?
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Critical infrastructure vulnerability when connected to internet feeds

April 30, 2014
Corero Network Security has found that the inability of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to offer secure Internet services is contributing to continued exploits of Open SSL and Network Time Protocol (NTP) for cyber attacks.
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Maybe the Cloud Can Help Secure the Internet

April 21, 2014
As recent events have confirmed once again, no single company, organization or government is up to the task of securing the Internet. The never-ending cat and mouse game of exploits chasing vulnerabilities continues. The stunning Heartbleed discovery has shaken the online security establishment to the core. Claims of security and privacy for many Web servers were patently false.
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Q&A with Ashley Stephenson, Corero Network Security

April 14, 2014
Businesses have long realized the value of property and casualty insurance in guarding their physical assets against disaster. As they become increasingly dependent on electronic data — especially data that travels over the web — inoculating information infrastructures from outside attack becomes even more critical. In Hudson, Corero Network Security is fighting that battle for businesses on the front lines. And as its CEO, Ashley Stephenson is looking to expand the Hudson company on a global scale.
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DDoS attacks: Bigger, Badder and Nastier than last year

April 10, 2014
DDoS bots are evolving, developing immunity to cookie and JavaScript challenges along the way. A raft of next-generation DDoS attacks have marked the first months of 2014, says a new report from Incapsula, which notes that large-scale SYN floods attacks now account for a hefty 51.5 percent of all large-scale attacks.
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Thwarting Cyber-Induced External Business Disruptions

April 10, 2014
Global dependence on the Internet as the backbone for conducting business is leading to a surge in malicious and sophisticated cyber attack activity aimed at interrupting or compromising these economically-critical online activities. These threats are frequently referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks.
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Games Maker Blizzard Suffers From European DDoS Attack

April 3, 2014
Players of some of the world’s most loved online games, including Diablo and World of Warcraft, have had their fun interrupted by an attack affecting Blizzard, the American developer and publisher of the famous titles. The company has reported various problems with logging into accounts and latency during gaming, but said it wasn’t even the intended target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Europe.
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Finalists - 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Awards

March 27, 2014
Corero Network Security has been named a finalist of the Network Products Guide awards in both the “IT Products and Services for Enterprise (Medium)” and “IT Products and Services for Finance, Banking and Insurance” categories.
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DoS attack takes down Hootsuite

March 21, 2014
A denial-of-service (DoS) attack launched Thursday morning against social media management platform Hootsuite, knocked the service offline temporarily.
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Corero's SmartWall Threat Defense System helps defeat DDoS attacks [Q&A]

March 12, 2014
Any Internet related provider, whether it be a Telecom Carrier, Internet, Multi-Service or Cloud Provider (ISP/MSP/CSP) or Hosting/Co-Lo Provider are unwilling accomplices to DDoS attacks and other cyber threats that transit, terminate or originate on their networks. Service providers and their customers are inseparably linked by the challenges DDoS attacks present.
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