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The war on infrastructure: DDoS is designed to disrupt
The reality is that many of the DDoS attacks happening today are designed to disrupt - not to steal something.
11 Jun 18
NZ pummelled by DDoS attacks during Memcached attack outbreaks
"The attack size fell significantly between February-March from 74 to 49.4 Gbps is likely due to security teams mitigating Memcached server threats."
11 Apr 18
New Panda Banker campaign targets Japan's financial institutions
Popular banking malware Panda Banker, also known as PandaBot and Zeus Panda is reportedly targeting Japan’s financial institutions for the first time.
04 Apr 18
Updated: Cyber attackers flood memcached servers with amplified DDoS attacks
Misconfigured memcached servers on internet data center (IDC) networks are being increasingly abused to conduct amplification attacks worldwide.
02 Mar 18
The risks of DDoS and why availability is everything
We’ve all experienced the feeling of frustration, or even desperation, when the online services we expect are not available when we need them.
20 Feb 18
The six key elements of a DDoS incident response plan
Incident response is too often an afterthought in the case of DDoS attacks. So, what does an effective Incident Response Plan look like?
02 Feb 18
Millions of DDoS attacks hit Asia Pacific in 2017
Automation and managed services may be the key mechanisms for fighting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
25 Jan 18
How to ensure the availability of your network before DDoS strikes
When availability is taken from a business, the impact is felt immediately.
13 Nov 17
Reaper IoT botnet small but still dangerous, security experts warn
The Reaper IoT botnet is spreading fast, but it's still growing according to researchers at Qihoo and Arbor Networks.
30 Oct 17
400 attacks per day: Behind Australia's growing DDoS attack surface
The largest DDoS attack targeting Australia in 2017 is around 228 Gbps in June and almost 80% of the DDoS attacks seen in Australia are under 2 Gbps.
17 Oct 17
Under the spotlight: The tech security people crunch
The tenure of an enterprise CISO is said to be less than two years. A change in that position almost always follows a breach.
09 Oct 17
Frost & Sullivan names Arbor APAC Anti-DDos Vendor of the Year
According to Arbor’s ATLAS system, which monitors global web traffic, Australia has been targeted by a staggering 81,000 attacks year to date in 2017.
01 Aug 17
Arbor Networks ponders what triggered the DBE hack - and how attackers did it
Questions abound on what triggered recent DBE website hacking and Arbor Networks ponders on possible tactics used.
20 Jul 17
Arbor networks deemed Asia Pacific’s 2017 Anti-DdoS Vendor of the Year
Frost & Sullivan has presented Arbor Networks the 2017 Asia Pacific Anti-Distributed Denial of Service Vendor of the Year award.
20 Jul 17
Arbor Networks digs deep into the Lazarus Group's DDoS attacks
It is not clear whether the IPs listed in the report were part of a command and control infrastructure or simply bots - or both.
19 Jun 17
Arbor Networks: Beware of headline risk with DDoS attacks
A term you will frequently hear in the stock markets is “headline risk” and it occurs when a news story adversely affects a stock's price.
05 May 17
Tim Murphy returns to Arbor Networks as country manager for A/NZ
After a decade away, Tim Murphy has returned to Arbor Networks to be in charge of channel initiatives and driving sales.
06 Mar 17
Flokibot Point of Sale credit card theft on the rise
Threat actors salivate at the thought of an increased volume of credit and debit card transactions flowing through endpoints they have compromised.
02 Feb 17
Global concern over distributed denial-of-service attacks
Arbor Networks has released its 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR).
25 Jan 17
SecurityBrief Asia revisits 2016's year on the wild, wild web
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Asia cybersecurity in 2016.
16 Dec 16
Will consumers get caught in the crossfire of a DDoS attack?
Here’s the lesson for everyone: pay attention to what’s happening in the real world. Keep an eye on the news for geopolitical events.
08 Nov 16
Arbor Networks & Jigsaw boost digital details in DDoS attack map
Arbor Networks and Jigsaw, an incubator within Google's parent company Alphabet, have worked together to enhance a live DDoS digital threat map.
17 Oct 16
Arbor Networks marks 20 years of DDoS attacks against ISPs
Arbor Networks has marked a worrying celebration: 20 years of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have attacked ISP networks.
20 Sep 16
Arbor takes out top Asia-Pacific anti-DDoS solution award
Holistic approach to DDoS protection, country-specific threat intelligence and continuous innovation see Arbor take out on-prem DDoS solution award.
03 Aug 16