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Game Over: Battlefield 3 DDoS Attack

May 11, 2013
A couple of years ago, a 17 year old was arrested for his part in a denial of service attack against gamers playing the online multiplayer version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Another online game, Battlefield 3, was taken offline by a DDoS attack earlier this week.
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Aethelred Versus the Vikings – a Neverending Story

May 10, 2013
The absolute perfect proof that the spirit of Aethelred yet lives and breathes can be seen in a comment from Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. He was talking about the DDoS attack on Battlefield 3, “yet another in a long line of attacks aimed at disrupting gamers.”
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Video: The continued rise of DDoS

May 7, 2013
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been prevalent for quite some time, but as corporations are owning up to the fact that they've been attacked and reporting them, they're beginning to get major headlines around the world.
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OpUSA Hacktivist Attack Results in Defacements

May 7, 2013
SEATTLE – So far it appears to be business as usual for most, if not all, of the handful of government agencies and 130 U.S. banks and credit unions targeted for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)attacks today.
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#OpUSA Hackers Plan 'Day To Remember' With May 7 Attacks On Banks, Government Agencies (UPDATE)

May 7, 2013
A collective of hacker groups plans to attack the websites of major government agencies and banks on Tuesday to protest American foreign policy.
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No News Is Good News for CUs on Anonymous May 7 Hit List

May 7, 2013
The hackers group Anonymous had apparently not made good by late Tuesday afternoon on its promise to take down nine major government websites and 133 financial institution sites – including 12 large credit unions – in what it called “OpUSA.”
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No Issues Following Warning of 'Hacktivist' Attack

May 7, 2013
SEATTLE — It appeared to be business as usual for most, if not all, of the handful of government agencies and 130 U.S. banks and credit unions targeted for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks Tuesday.
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The Age of Information Highway Robbery

April 22, 2013
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a widespread problem in the iGaming industry with hackers betting that they can make money from online gambling merchants by threatening to take down their primary revenue source, the gambling website.
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DDoS Attacks Hammering Targets Harder

April 17, 2013
It's the last thing organizations want to hear: Hackers are putting more punch in their distributed denial of service attacks, and they're using more of them to try and shut down their targets.
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Lame U/P Combos Make WordPress Irresistible to Hackers

April 16, 2013
Failure to heed the most basic security advice has made tens of thousands of WordPress servers vulnerable to a massive brute force attack that ultimately could result in the creation of a botnet of Incredible Hulk proportions.
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Policing the Virtual Perimeter

April 15, 2013
A recent spate of targeted denial of service attacks on organisations such as Spamhaus and Bitcoin serve as a reminder that such attacks are widely used.
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DDoS Attack Threat Continues to Worry IT Managers

April 15, 2013
IT managers are ‘highly or extremely' concerned about being the victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
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IT Managers Increasingly Concerned About DDoS Attacks New independ

April 15, 2013
New independent research shows that businesses are more stressed than ever about being the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A survey of UK organisations commissioned by Corero Network Security found that 41 percent of IT managers were ‘highly or extremely’ concerned about being the victim of an attack compared to 29 percent in 2012.
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LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty in UK Court

April 10, 2013
The "lulz" in LulzSec is a version of the "laughing out loud" meme, but it was a serious scene in a British courtroom when four LulzSec hackers pleaded guilty to a 2011 cybercrime spree that included some A-list names like Sony, PBS, and the UK's National Health Service.
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Mt.Gox Bitcoin Exchange Hit With DDoS Attack

April 4, 2013
Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox added its name to the list of organizations stung by distributed denial-of-service attacks in recent weeks.
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'Biggest Ever' Cyber Attack Raises DDoS Concerns

March 28, 2013
With Internet speeds slowing for users all over the world, it emerged yesterday that one of the largest cyber attacks ever seen had severely hit our online infrastructure, raising fears over the wider impact of DDoS assaults.
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Spamhaus Suffers Largest DDoS Attack in History – Entire Internet Affected

March 28, 2013
Spamhaus, an IP blacklisting service, has been under a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack for a week. Attack traffic has been rated at up to 300Gbps – three times higher than the previous record, and six times greater than the typical attack recently targeting US banks.
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DDoS Attack Doesn't Spell Internet Doom: 7 Facts

March 28, 2013
Did a spam feud between Spamhaus and the Stophaus.com campaign spill over and slow down the Internet worldwide?
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Concerns Arise over Increased Frequency, Power of Cyber Attacks

March 28, 2013
New concerns are arising with news of what appears to be the recent, perhaps largest cyber-attack ever – against SpamHaus.
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Hyve Selects Corero’s First Line of Defense to Protect Against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Zero Day and Server Targeted Attacks

March 27, 2013
Corero Network Security (CNS:LN) today announced that Hyve, a leader in business hosting solutions, selected Corero's First Line of Defense solution to safeguard its clients against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other unwanted traffic to ensure availability.
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Dutch Spam Fight Boils Over Into Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

March 27, 2013
A Dutch hosting company has spent the last week slamming the servers of an anti-spam rival's website with useless data requests, and that has set the stage for the mother of all denial of service attacks -- one that has reportedly affected parts of the global Internet with slower speeds. The episode is throwing a spotlight on a potential Web vulnerability, one where a local fight can result in a lot of collateral damage.
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Cyberattack Hammers Korean Banks, Broadcast Nets

March 22, 2013
A computer virus worked its way through the systems of three banks and three TV networks in South Korea Wednesday, raising suspicions that it was North Korea's handiwork. No evidence implicating Pyongyang has been found, but the attack does point out the need for redundancies and backups within organizations, and raises questions about what would have happened if critical infrastructure had been among the targets.
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Security Specialist Signs UK Distie

March 18, 2013
Corero Network Security, a network security specialist, has signed a distribution deal with Infinigate UK, a specialist security distie known previously as Vigil Software.
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Ashley Stephenson Talks to Info Security Products Guide

March 14, 2013
As Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Stephenson leads the company's global expansion strategy. A seasoned executive with a proven track record in the technology industry, he brings a notable record, having co-founded or led several technology companies as Chairman or CEO.
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Corero Network Security and Infinigate UK Get Cosy

March 14, 2013
Corero Network Security has got close and personal with Infinigate UK.
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