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Corero Network Security Bags Info Security Global Excellence Awards

March 10, 2014
Corero Network Security, a provider of security solutions, has announced that, its Distributed Denial of Service Defense technology for enterprises has been selected for Info Security Global Excellence awards this year. The Corero First Line of Defense solution received silver in the “Security Products and Solutions for Medium Enterprises” category and bronze in “Security Products for Finance and Banking.”
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MEETUP.COM BACK ONLINE AFTER DDOS ATTACKS, EXTORTION ATTEMPT

March 7, 2014
Social networking site Meetup.com is finally back online today, yet officials at the site are warning it could still face future outages following a series of sustained distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over the weekend.
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What the meetup DDoS tells the rest of us

March 7, 2014
I did a news story in Infosecurity Magazine yesterday: Meetup Fighting Prolonged DDoS Attack. The gist is that the social network site, meetup — which promotes the idea of both dispersed and local ‘groups’ and group activities — had been under intermittent DDoS attack since last Thursday.
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Breaking protocol: DDoS attacks

March 5, 2014
A spate of recent DDoS attacks forced banks to change their threat response – and that's a good thing, reports Teri Robinson.
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Cyberthreat Protection Evolves

March 3, 2014
Interview: Corero's Ashley Stephenson on New Defenses
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Budget issues: The SMB dilemma

March 3, 2014
“In this environment, you have to assume you are being attacked,” says Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security in Hudson, Mass. “SMBs could be under attack without knowing it, or that slow response time on their website might mean that they are being used for a reflective attack on someone else.”
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Corero Network Security Launches SmartWall security as a service solution

February 27, 2014
Corero has launched a new scalable security solution that delivers DDoS protection at the internet service provider (IPS) level allowing businesses to function normally while under attack.
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NTP-based DDoS attacks a concern, says Cloudflare

February 12, 2014
Security firm Cloudflare says it has spotted and stopped a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that exploited a vulnerability in the infrastructure of the internet. The firm said the target was unclear, but the attack was the biggest of its kind, measuring about 400Gbps, about 100Gbps greater than the previous record attack on Spamhaus.
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Cloudflare claims it has mitigated the biggest cyber attack of its kind

February 12, 2014
Cloud services firm Cloudflare has claimed it has recorded and mitigated the biggest ever cyber attack. The cyber attack exploited the Network Time Protocol (NTP), a system for clock synchronisation between computer systems, by sending requests with fake source IP addresses to NTP servers. The servers were then tasked with returning large responses to the fake IP addresses instead of the real senders. The method involves a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, in which a data overload sends the victim crashing.
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New DDoS attack breaks Spamhaus records

February 12, 2014
A recent DDoS attack has been confirmed as the largest in history, 33 per cent bigger than the attack on Spamhaus in 2013.
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Largest Ever DDoS Attack Peaks at 400 Gbps

February 12, 2014
On Monday, Cloudflare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince tweeted "Very big NTP reflection attack hitting us right now. Appears to be bigger than the #Spamhaus attack from last year. Mitigating." Little else is known because a later tweet disclosed that the Cloudflare customer, the victim of the attack, did not wish details to be made public.
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UK Government Used 'Rolling Thunder' DDoS Attacks Against Anonymous, LulzSec and Syrian Electronic Army

February 5, 2014
The UK government's spy wing, GCHQ, has been using distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks - known as 'Rolling Thunder' - against members of the online hacking collectives such as Anonymous, LulzSec and the Syrian Electronic Army according to leaked documents from Edward Snowden.
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Corero Network Security launches SmartWall security as a service solution

February 4, 2014
Corero has launched a new scalable security solution that delivers DDoS protection at the internet service provider (ISP) level allowing businesses to function normally while under attack
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Corero Launches New DDoS Protection Appliances for Service Providers

February 4, 2014
As competition in the market for DDoS protection solutions heats up, Corero Network Security, a provider of network security solutions, has announced a new series of appliances designed to help service providers defend against powerful DDoS attacks.
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Corero SmartWall helps service providers strengthen their defenses

February 3, 2014
Cyber threats and in particular DDoS attacks are a major problem for both service providers and customers and have grown in both frequency and sophistication. Corero Network Security a leader in enterprise security systems has launched a new product to help service providers fend off these threats.
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Network World New Products of the week 2.3.14

February 3, 2014
Product name: Corero SmartWall Threat Defense System Key features: enables Hosting Providers, Internet Service Providers and MSSP’s to deliver First Line of Defense security services, protecting their customers from DDoS attacks and cyber threats.
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Why Would They DoS Us?

February 3, 2014
As various pundits have reeled off their security advice for 2014 many have listed the growing threat of denial of service (DoS) attacks as something to look out for.
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DDoS attacks: "the cost of doing business online"

January 29, 2014
Today’s threat landscape is complex and increasingly sophisticated. Opportunistic attacks still occur and are a menace, but targeted attacks are a rapidly growing threat. They are often launched by sophisticated and professional criminal organisations, with motivations ranging from profit to ideological hacktivism.
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Screen scraping: how to stop the internet's invisible data leaches

January 13, 2014
Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security, explains the origins behind the screen scraping phenomenon, how it could be affecting your business right now and how to defend from it.
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5 Biggest Cyber Threats in 2014

January 8, 2014
When he sifted the data on cyber attacks on financial institutions, Charles Burckmyer, president at Sage Data Security in Portland, Maine, came up with a terrifying factoid. In 2012 there was a 52% chance that any given large financial institution reported a cyber breach, said Burckmyer who indicated that, if anything, numbers for 2013 will be higher still.
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Shifra to distribute Corero Network Security products

December 22, 2013
Corero Network Security has signed a distribution deal with the UAE-based value added distributor, Shifra. According to the agreement, the distributor will extend its portfolio of security solutions in the region.
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Corero looks to tweak channel with new EMEA sales boss

December 17, 2013
Adrian Bisaz tasked with enhancing security vendor's channel programme and boosting sales
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The Year DDoS Got Real for CUs

December 16, 2013
Before 2013, Distributed Denial of Service attacks seemed to many credit union executives as something the other guys worried about. The prevailing attitude was: We’re not on anyone’s radar. We aren’t on anyone’s enemies list. Why worry?
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Companies Unprepared for DDoS Attacks

December 13, 2013
What is your plan in case your company is hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack? Do you have a plan?
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The continuing DDoS innovation trajectory

December 11, 2013
We all know the story – a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs every two minutes, costs up to $27 million a day in losses, and anyone can order a DDoS attack online for a couple hundred dollars a month. In 2014, this will continue to be the norm. As we approach the new year, preparing for the following techniques, tools, and tactics is critical:
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