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Many organisations lack DDoS response plan, Corero finds

December 11, 2013
Many organisations have no formal plan for coping with DDoS attacks, lack up to date network maps, and probably depend on old technology to defend against the threat, a survey by Corero Network Security has suggested.
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Companies still ignore DDoS attacks

December 11, 2013
Just days after NatWest Bank suffered a debilitating DDoS attack, a new survey has revealed that most businesses are still unprepared for this kind of threat.
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Many organisations lack DDoS response plan, Corero finds

December 10, 2013
Many organizations have no formal plan for coping with DDoS attacks, a survey by Corero Network Security has suggested. Meanwhile, 44 percent were content to depend on firewalls to shield them from this form of attack despite the known inadequacy of older generations of equipment to fend off DDoS.
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5 Cyber Threats Coming at You in 2014

December 9, 2013
So, what are the five biggest cyber threats security professionals finger as the prime worries for 2014? Experts readily identify the threats credit union executives need to be losing sleep over.
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Waking Shark 2 sinks its teeth into cyber crime

November 12, 2013
Security experts welcome the news that UK banks are preparing to engage in a cyber ‘war game’ in an effort to prepare for the real thing. Last month, the details of a sophisticated attack on Barclays Bank branch in April became clearer. A total of £1.3m was stolen from the Swiss Cottage branch in London by a gang based in a 'control room' in Marleybone.
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UK FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ underway

November 12, 2013
The UK financial services (FS) sector is today running a large business continuity cyber-threat exercise called ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’. The cyber-security stress test is being run by a consultancy under the aegis of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank of England (BoE) and UK Treasury, and is testing the resilience or otherwise of the shared UK payments infrastructure, including ATMs, and financial market trading institutions.
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Operation Waking Shark 2 is good, but is it enough?

November 12, 2013
The information security industry has raised concerns over the UK’s latest test of the financial infrastructure’s resilience to cyber attack. IT workers say the exercise is a good opportunity to iron out flaws before the UK’s cyber defences are tested to the limits by attackers, but many believe testing should happen more regularly – the last such test was last conducted two years ago. Meanwhile, others say the exercise is lacking in some respects, and have questioned how the organisers are defining cyber attacks.
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Operation Waking Shark 2: UK banks simulate massive cyber ‘war game’

November 12, 2013
A large-scale exercise to test the ability of UK financial organisations to deal with a potential cyber-attack is underway today.
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London banks embark on 'Waking Shark 2' cyber war games

November 12, 2013
Hundreds of employees from dozens of financial institutions across London will scramble to deal with a host of simulated cyber-attacks today. The "Waking Shark II" war games will see bank staff, regulators and government officials gather to play out how they would react to various attacks, such as a hit on stock exchange systems.
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Simulated large-scale hacking attack tests banks' response to major cyber security incident

November 12, 2013
The way that banks and other financial services companies react to a major cyber attack from a large group of hackers has been put to the test in a cyber security exercise carried out in London.
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Corero Partnership Widens Offerings

October 7, 2013
Hudson-based Corero Network Security has become part of a partnership with an information services provider that will provide Corero clients with more protection against growing cyber threats, the company announced today.
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GitHub wipes hand across bloodied face, stumbles from brutal DDoS beating

October 7, 2013
Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week.
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WordPress Site Hacks Continue

October 1, 2013
WordPress installations sporting known vulnerabilities continue to be compromised by hackers and turned into distributed denial of service (DDoS) launch pads.
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Reengineering Human Behavior Can Foil Phishing

October 1, 2013
Almost all cyberattacks these days require an element of social engineering. Spammers are always looking for that hot button to induce a click on a link or an attachment. Drive-by artists continually experiment with poisoned banner ads designed to steer the curious into an online dark alley. Spearphishers put together persuasive pitches pretending to be friends or a trusted institution.
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What's Next for DDoS Attacks?

September 19, 2013
Sept. 18 marks the one-year anniversary of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters' first announcement about distributed-denial-of-service attacks to be waged against the U.S. financial services industry (see Alert: Banks at High Risk of Attack).
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Threat of the Week: Sept. 11 Quiet But DDoS On The Rise (Again)

September 13, 2013
September 11 came, it went and despite the FBI warning to credit unions to be ready for a bump in hostile activities on that anniversary date, multiple experts said they saw absolutely no traffic increase.
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Cyber breach notification rules will help end stigma associated with disclosing attacks, says Corero boss

September 12, 2013
The stigma associated with owning up to having being the victim of a cyber attack will diminish as a result of new rules requiring companies to formally disclose breaches, according to a network security expert.
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Lessons Learned From Bank DDoS Attacks

September 11, 2013
The threatened fourth phase of distributed-denial-of-service attacks attacks against U.S. banks by the self-proclaimed hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters has been largely unsuccessful (see: DDoS Attacks Strike Three Banks). But experts believe these hacktivists, or other groups interested in pairing DDoS attacks with fraud, could soon target other sectors that have weaker defenses.
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Whatever Happened to DDoS Phase 4?

August 13, 2013
It has been three weeks since Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters declared "The break's over and it's now time to pay off," announcing Phase 4 of "Operation Ababil," the nearly year-long campaign of DDoS attacks on major U.S. banks. But it has been nearly two weeks since any DDoS activity could be attributed to this group. Which begs the question: Is Phase 4 over before it ever really began? DDoS experts offer varying theories about the recent inactivity.
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Two Men Arrested in London Over DDoS Extortion Threats

August 12, 2013
Details are sparse, but it would appear that the criminals first demonstrated their capability with a DDoS attack and then threatened to repeat the process unless paid off. It would seem that rather than quietly pay up, the unnamed multimillion pound company reported the matter to the police.
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Cyber Attacks During High-Profile Events Costly For Bookmakers

August 2, 2013
As online bookmakers take millions of bets during this week’s Glorious Goodwood horseracing festival, cyber security teams are focused on fending off potentially disastrous hack attacks. Hackers are more likely to try and flood online betting sites with "denial of service" attacks during high-profile events like Glorious Goodwood and Ascot, which experts said can cost the operators “hundreds of thousands of pounds”.
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Are the government's cyber-security schemes working? An insider's view

July 18, 2013
2013 has been awash with government initiatives to tackle cyber-security, and the regularity of attacks on major public and private sector organisations suggests the vast sums of money being pumped into the schemes is vindicated.
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Extortion - the Hidden Crime Fueled by DDoS

July 1, 2013
Distributed denial of service attacks are one of the biggest threats to the internet, with one recent report indicating that there are more than 7000 attacks every day – a figure considered by many experts to be conservative.
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InfoSight Inc Partners with Corero Network Security

June 27, 2013
Compliance and Vulnerability Management services for regulated industries, announced a new partnership with Corero Network Security, a leading provider of network and application layer Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense products.
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Corero appoints high tech executive to lead worldwide sales

May 22, 2013
Corero Network Security, the First Line of Defense for enterprises globally against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other unwanted traffic at the perimeter, has announced the appointment of David Ahee as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales.
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