A10 to flaunt DDoS and ADC products at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - October 6th, 2014

Application networking firm A10 Networks has announced that it will demonstrate its latest offerings in Distributed Denial of service (DDoS) Threat Protection Systems and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) at GITEX Technology Week, 12-16 October, 2014.

Bitcoin exchanges hit by DDoS attacks

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - February 12th, 2014

The problems plaguing Bitcoin worsened Tuesday as online attacks on the digital currency’s software affected two more exchanges.

DDoS ‘playground bully’ blackmailers jailed ‘ for attack on UK casino firm

By John E Dunn by By John E Dunn - December 22nd, 2013

Two “sinister playground bullies” have been jailed for a brazen attempt to extort a 50 percent share of a Manchester-based online casino using the threat of DDoS attacks capable of taking the business offline.

Wisconsin man fined $183,000 for Anonymous DDoS attack

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - December 3rd, 2013

A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company.

China suffers major DDoS attack on .cn domain

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - August 26th, 2013

China’s Internet on early Sunday morning suffered a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that briefly disrupted and slowed access to sites in the .cn domain. The DDoS attack was the largest […]

Police arrest alleged DDoS extortion gang at Heathrow Airport

John E Dunn by John E Dunn - August 12th, 2013

Two Polish men were arrested at Heathrow Airport earlier this week in connection with an alleged DDoS extortion attack on a Manchester-based business, news sources have reported. Details are light but it is […]

DDoS attacks getting bigger but shorter in duration

John P. Mello by John P. Mello - August 1st, 2013

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are getting bigger, but their duration are getting shorter, according to an analysis released this week by Arbor Networks. During the first six months of 2013, the […]

DDoS attack sizes rise above 2Gbps for first time

John E. Dunn by John E. Dunn - July 31st, 2013

Average DDoS attack sizes have climbed above the 2Gbps mark for the first time, mitigation firm Arbor Networks has reported after crunching figures from its Atlas system for the first half of 2013.

Largest ever DDoS attack directed at financial firm, Prolexic reports

John E. Dunn by John E. Dunn - June 3rd, 2013

DDoS attackers attempted to bring down an unnamed financial services firm earlier this week using one of the largest traffic bombardments ever recorded, mitigation firm Prolexic has reported. The 167 Gbps peak attack […]

Ageing networking protocols abused in DDoS attacks

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - May 2nd, 2013

Ageing networking protocols still employed by nearly every Internet-connected device are being abused by hackers to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Security vendor Prolexic found that attackers are increasingly using the protocols for […]

Spanish police say DDoS suspect used a van as a mobile office

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - April 29th, 2013

The man suspected of participating in a large DDoS attack on an anti-spam organisation that caused intermittent Internet hiccups drove around Spain in a van he used as a mobile office, Spain’s Interior […]

Dutchman arrested in connection with large DDoS attack on Spamhaus

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - April 28th, 2013

A 35-year-old Dutchman was arrested Thursday in Spain, as part of an investigation into a large-scale DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that targeted a spam-fighting organisation called the Spamhaus Project in March. The suspect […]

Anonymous performs DDoS attack on Formula 1

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 22nd, 2013

Hacker group Anonymous on Saturday made the Formula One its latest victim when it performed a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its official website (formula1.com), as well as defacing its fan […]

Bitcoin exchange hit with DDoS attack

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 1st, 2013

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing. The Japanese company, which is rated as the largest exchange for […]

Massive DDoS overhyped by media, says website watcher

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 31st, 2013

Much of the news reporting about the massive denial-of-service attack against anti-spam service Spamhaus over the past week or so went way too far in describing it as creating a slowdown on the […]

Mega DDoS attacks on the rise – Kaspersky

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 28th, 2013

DDoS attacks like the one that resulted from an altercation between a Dutch company and Spamhaus this week are on the rise, according to a statement from Kaspersky Labs. The security vendor was […]

Gartner: Application-based DDoS attacks on the rise

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 26th, 2013

According to a new report from Gartner, hackers are adapting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and combining these with social engineering tactics to try and infiltrate banks. The report, called Arming Financial […]

DDoS bank attacks signal new era of cyber warfare

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 14th, 2013

Cyber attacks on U.S. banks over the last several months reflect a frightening new era in cyber warfare, according to security expert Darren Hayes, who says that corporations are unprepared to battle such […]

Is Iran really behind recent stream of DDoS bank attacks?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 13th, 2013

Though U.S. officials have consistently blamed Iran for the ongoing stream of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against major U.S. banks, a number of security experts now say that there is not […]

HSBC restores websites after major DDoS assault

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 24th, 2012

HSBC has restored access to several of the company’s most important websites rendered inaccessible for ten hours by what is starting to look like one of the largest and most successful DDoS attacks […]

Expert fingers DDoS toolkit used in bank cyber attacks

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 2nd, 2012

Cyber attackers who disrupted the websites of U.S. banks over the last two weeks used a highly sophisticated toolkit — a finding that points to a well-funded operation, a security vendor has said. […]

Russian ‘cyber-bandits’ arrested for Amazon DDoS attacks

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 23rd, 2012

A Russian accused of being behind DDoS attacks carried out on Amazon and other US sites in 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus at the request of US authorities, it has been reported. […]

3 steps to dodge the DDoS bullet

Contributor by Contributor - July 22nd, 2012

It is an all-too-common headline: Prominent website brought down by attackers. The backstory to this growing threat to business is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).

Fortinet launches product family to combat DDoS attacks

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 30th, 2012

Network security firm Fortinet today introduced the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, web hosting and cloud service providers. The new FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A are dedicated appliances that are designed to detect and […]

Financial services under more frequent DDOS attacks

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 12th, 2012

The financial services industry saw nearly triple the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks during the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to a report […]

“Anonymous” arrests tied to PayPal DDoS attacks, FBI says

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 20th, 2011

The FBI said this afternoon that it had arrested a total of 14 individuals thought to belong to the Anonymous hacking group for their alleged participation in a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks […]

DDoS attacks, network hacks rampant in oil and gas industry

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - January 31st, 2010

Massive denial-of-service attacks and “stealthy infiltration” of corporate networks by attackers is a common experience for companies in critical infrastructure sectors, including financial services, energy, water, transportation and telecom, according to a new […]

Chinese human rights sites hit by DDoS attack

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - January 26th, 2010

Five Web sites run by Chinese human rights activists were attacked by hackers over the weekend, as a separate row continued between Google and China over political cyberattacks. The Web site of Chinese […]

As DDoS attacks go, this one's a dud

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - December 29th, 2009

With all due respect to the affected holiday shoppers in Northern California, yesterday's distributed denial-of-service attack on Amazon, Wal-Mart, and other sites could've been much worse. Yesterday evening, those retailers' Web sites went […]

DDoS attack on DNS hits Amazon and others briefly

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - December 27th, 2009

Internet users in Northern California were unable to reach properties including Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services for a time Wednesday evening, as their DNS provider was targeted by a distributed denial-of-service attack. The […]

BlackBerry security exec warns of smartphone DDoS attacks

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 19th, 2009

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few year, at least from a consumer, or user, perspective. Enterprises have been invested in mobile device security […]

DNS problem linked to DDoS attacks gets worse

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 16th, 2009

Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet's DNS (domain name system), making it easier for hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks […]

Twitter withstands second DDoS attack in a week

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 13th, 2009

Less than a week after Twitter was shuttered by a highly publicized distributed denial-of-service attack, the microblogging site was hit by hackers again. This time, however, Twitter stood up much better to the […]

DDoS attack that downed Twitter also hit Facebook

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 9th, 2009

The same denial-of-service attack that took down Twitter this morning also slammed Facebook but with much less dramatic results. Facebook noted on its site this afternoon that it too was fending off a […]

DDoS attacks highlight need to reduce government Internet access points

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - July 13th, 2009

The network attacks that severely disrupted several federal agency Web sites this week highlights the need for the government to quickly finish implementing its ongoing consolidation of Internet access points, the former de […]

Parabon launches grid-based DDoS attack tests

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 5th, 2009

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks of the kind that crippled networks in Estonia two years ago are hard to defend against because they typically involve thousands of compromised computers knocking a Web […]

Future fears

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - December 10th, 2014

The threat intelligence market, and the world of IT security more generally, may be the fastest growing and changing aspects of the technology industry. The gap between those in the know and those still desperately trying to catch up in terms of security know-how is growing ever wider.

Fortinet: CIOs under increasing board pressure

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 3rd, 2014

Ninety percent of CIOs and CTOs believe the job of keeping their enterprise protected is becoming more challenging according to new research from Fortinet.

Fortinet to highlight sophisticated threat defences

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 29th, 2014

Network security firm Fortinet will showcase its latest Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Appliances at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Infoblox to flaunt network automation tech

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 18th, 2014

Network control firm Infoblox will showcase its latest innovations in DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI), secure DNS and network automation technologies at GITEX Technology Week, 12th-16th October, 2014.

Digging for gold

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 15th, 2014

Intensified competition coupled with declining voice ARPU is forcing telecom service providers to look around for new revenue streams that some of the new advanced technologies offer. However, it can be a daunting task for carriers who are saddled with legacy systems and manual internal processes.

UK’s GCHQ reportedly infiltrated and attacked hacktivist groups

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 6th, 2014

British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly infiltrated hacktivist groups and used denial-of-service and other techniques to disrupt their online activities.

Arbor Networks: 36% increase in advanced persistent threats

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

Arbor Networks has released its 9th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, which has found a 36 percent increase in organisations targeted by Advanced Persistent Threats.

A10 Networks unveils Thunder TPS Threat Protection System

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 16th, 2014

A10 Networks, has announced the A10 Thunder TPS Series, designed for protection against DDoS attacks.

Mobile internet subscribers may unknowingly pose greatest threat to Middle East telcos

Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Arbor Networks by Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Arbor Networks - January 7th, 2014

Telcos now face threats on their mobile network from their own subscribers and their device says Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Arbor Networks

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