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  • How a large ISP fights DDoS attacks with a custom solution

    10.09.2014

    DDoS attacks are a growing problem. In July, Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data derived from its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure that shows a surge in volumetric attacks in the first half of 2014 with over 100 attacks larger than 100GB/sec reported.

  • Linux systems infiltrated and controlled in a DDoS botnet

    03.09.2014

    Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems.

  • Netflix open sources tools for detecting planned attacks

    28.08.2014

    Making good on their word to open source many of their internally developed tools and libraries, Netflix has released three new tools that allow security teams to keep an eye out for Internet-based discussions regarding potential attacks against their organization's infrastructure, whether it's DDoS attacks or any other kind.

  • Sony PSN back online after DDoS attack

    25.08.2014

    Sony's PlayStation Network has been hit with and downed by a large DDoS attack this weekend, but is now back online a functioning as it should.

  • DDoS attack volumes plummet as NTP servers got patched

    05.08.2014

    Wise to attackers’ exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.




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Biggest ever cyber security exercise in Europe is underway

Posted on 30 October 2014.  |  More than 200 organisations and 400 cyber-security professionals from 29 European countries are testing their readiness to counter cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation, organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).


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