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Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
Taking measures to prevent disruption to critical servers is paramount, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are high on the list of threats.
Vulnerability discovered in DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch DDoS attacks against any victim
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the implementation of DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch disruptive DDoS attacks against any victim.
Chillisoft to distribute Imperva security solutions
“Imperva is an exciting addition ... they provide leading solutions for enterprise data security, web application, BOT protection, and CDN markets.”
Digital heists: Attacks on financial institutions rise 238% in 3 months
The pandemic has created a perfect storm for financial cybercrime, with attackers taking advantage of every opportunity they get to target financial institutions.
How DDoS protection is like a car’s airbags
Just as someone would never remove the airbags from their car simply because they have never had a serious accident, so they should not cut back on cyber defences just because they hadn’t had a major attack in a while.
DDoS attacks doubled in Q1 2020 as attackers target remote workers
Threat actors are clearly taking advantage of the great shift to remote working and learning incited by the outbreak of COVID-19, in which people are isolated and are therefore heavily reliant on digital resources.
CompTIA: DDoS attacks growing in scope, size and sophistication
“An organisation that is unprepared for an attack can face devastating consequences."
Interview: Radware discusses DDoS amid soaring internet usage
We spoke to Radware’s VP of technologies for Asia Pacific and Japan, Yaniv Hoffman.
Claroty reveals DoS vulnerability in Siemens protocol
The security breach represents the same protocol that was exploited by the Industroyer malware which attacked a Ukrainian power grid in 2016.
DDoS attacks on the rise, with more hitting victims on Sunday
Kaspersky research has found that DDoS attacks have almost doubled in Q4 2019 with roughly 28% of attacks occurring on the weekend.
DDoS attacks almost doubled in the last year - Kaspersky
According to a Kaspersky report, Sundays are becoming an increasingly popular day to attack.
Any internet user can order cyber attack for less than $20 - study
The study examines the effects of DDoS attacks and those of the countermeasures taken against them.
DNS amplification attacks increase 1000% since last year - Nexusguard
Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats.
Second Akamai scrubbing centre opens in Melbourne
The new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow Akamai to continue to meet its aims of having three-to-five times the capacity of the largest DDoS attacks currently recorded.
DDoS attacks on the rise despite taking a summer break
“Traditionally, troublemakers who conduct DDoS attacks for fun go on holiday during the summer and give up their activity until September."
NSFOCUS releases cloud DDoS protection offering
DDoS attacks are one of the most complex threats that businesses face, with just a few minutes of downtime proving costly for organisations.
Research says 2/3 of large companies to invest in UC by 2021
Study shows significant market opportunity for unified communications providers and a need for comprehensive security solutions.
CrowdStrike: Improving network security with cloud computing solutions
Australian spending on public cloud services is expected to reach $6.5 billion this year according to Gartner
IoT and DDoS attacks: A match made in heaven
A10 Network’s Adrian Taylor uses findings from a number of reports to illustrate his point that advances in technology are facilitating cybercrime.
Report finds average DDoS attack volumes have trebled in past year
"The increase in the impact and complexity of attacks continues unabated," says Link11 COO Marc Wilczek.
Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
Cryptomining affected 37% of businesses last year
“From the meteoric rise in cryptomining to massive data breaches and DDoS attacks, there was no shortage of cyber-disruption."
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
Will 2019 be the year of network evolution?
An A10 Networks exec talks 5G, software-defined networks, and the continuing evolution needed for a modern cloud environment.