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Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
05 Dec 18
Why encryption causes DDoS defence headaches
Some forms of encryption technology can make identifying and blocking some threats more difficult.
04 Dec 18
Why e-commerce needs DDoS protection for Cyber Monday
DDoS attacks can cripple an organisation, a network or even a country and recent attacks have been larger and more complex than ever.
23 Nov 18
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
16 Nov 18
The up-time myth: Why up-time does not mean availability
"Many providers limit their uptime to pure hardware system availability, but not to service or process availability."
15 Nov 18
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
05 Nov 18
It’s an active buyer’s market for DDoS-as-a-Service - NETSCOUT
DDoS attacks are cheaper than ever for attackers, lucrative for the attack service provider and financially and operationally crippling for the victim.
24 Sep 18
Azure platform exploited the most for DDoS attacks – report
Research found a 35% increase DDoS attacks using public cloud server-based botnets from the previous 12 months.
12 Sep 18
Exclusive: DDoS attacks up, spike in attacks on govt agencies
NETSCOUT has released its Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) report for the first half of 2018, exclusive on SecurityBrief.
10 Aug 18
DDOS threats – is your business really protected?
. There is, without a doubt, a growing awareness of the sheer volume of these attacks and they are hitting businesses of all sizes.
29 Jun 18
DNS amplification attacks rise twofold in Q1 - report
China and the US-dominated as the top two sources of DDoS attacks in Q1, contributing 15.2% and 14.2% of the botnets, respectively.
14 Jun 18
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
APAC to lead market growth in botnet detection solutions and services
Asia Pacific will experience a 36% CAGR for botnet detection solutions and services, exceeding growth rates in North America and Europe.
15 May 18
‘World’s biggest’ DDoS market BUSTED, but experts remain cynical
Europol has announced another major takedown that is a triumph for the ‘good guys’, but experts say it only shows how easy it is for cybercriminals.
26 Apr 18
A10 Networks to launch machine learning-based DDoS protection in Q3
A10 Networks has harnessed the power of machine learning to protect its customers against DDoS attacks with the launch of A10 One-DDoS Protection.
24 Apr 18
Asia Pacific nations undeniably caught up in botnet traffic - report
China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Australia amongst the top five Asia Pacific countries sending out the most malicious internet traffic.
23 Apr 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
Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.
10 Apr 18
China Unicom deploys one of the world's largest DDoS protection systems
China Unicom is building its biggest DDoS protection and mitigation system ever with the help of Taiwan-based network security firm Genie Networks.
03 Apr 18
DDoS attacks increasingly targeting cryptocurrency - what it means for Asia
In Singapore, the region’s cryptocurrency attacks led to lawmakers and parliament holding a discussion to implement cryptocurrency regulations.
22 Mar 18
The next major DDoS battleground: DNSSEC a 'significant new risk'
"Improperly configured DNSSEC-enabled nameservers may be a new plague for unprepared teams," comments Nexusguard's chief technology officer.
21 Mar 18
PlexNet teams with NETSCOUT to sell DDoS mitigation to Australian market
NETSCOUT has made headway into the Australian DDoS security market after scoring a reseller agreement with local partner PlexNet.
08 Mar 18
China reigns supreme as Asia's top source - and top target - of DDoS attacks
China continues its reign as one of the world’s most prevalent cyberattackers, taking the number two rank for the top five source countries globally.
06 Mar 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