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  • Facebook awards $33,500 bounty for critical flaw

    23.01.2014

    Facebook has announced that it has awarded $33,500 - their biggest bug bounty payout to date - to a Brazilian security researcher that discovered a remote code execution flaw affecting Facebook's servers.

  • Companies must improve incident response plans

    21.01.2014

    Security threats are imminent, but CEOs and other members of the management team are in the dark about potential cyber-attacks against their companies, say the results of a Ponemon Institute report entitled, "Cyber Security Incident Response: Are we as prepared as we think?" The research also shows that, as a result, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) often lack the resources necessary to fend off the continuous onslaught of advanced threats facing today's organizations.

  • 93% of firms increasing cyber-security investments

    29.10.2013

    93% of companies globally are maintaining or increasing their investment in cyber-security to combat the ever increasing threat from cyber-attacks, according to a new survey released by EY (Ernst & Young).

  • Tech companies received millions for PRISM compliance costs

    26.08.2013

    The NSA reimbursed the costs that Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo incurred for having to meet new certification demands following a FISC ruling about the unconstitutionality of certain aspects of the PRISM surveillance program, The Guardian has revealed on Friday.

  • CISO spending priorities revealed

    02.08.2013

    According to a GDS International survey of more than 100 leading European information security professionals, investment priorities are changing.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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