Police recently arrested the suspected administrators and top users of the stresser/booter service Webstresser.org. Unfortunately, the plethora of such services means the world is unlikely to see a reduction in DDoS attack volumes, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.
Old technology never dies, but rather fades "very slowly" away, as evidenced by there being 21 million FTP servers still in use, says Rapid7's Tod Beardsley. Rapid7's scans of the internet have also revealed a worrying number of internet-exposed databases, memcached servers and poorly secured VoIP devices.
What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland? The "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" in Edinburgh focused on everything from securing the internet of things the rise of CEO fraud to the origins of "cyber" and how to conduct digital forensic investigations on cloud servers.
When June arrives in the United Kingdom, that means it's time for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference in London. Here are visual highlights from this year's event, which featured 240 sessions, 400 exhibitors and an estimated 19,500 attendees.
From 50 Gbps in 2013 to 1.7 tbps today, DDoS attacks have, in just five years, exponentially grown in size, frequency and complexity. We need to take a closer look at how the cyber-threat landscape has changed, and understand the reasons behind our challenge in defending against advanced attacks. This session...
Hackers have reportedly demanded a ransom from Bank of Montreal and Simplii Financial in exchange for not dumping 90,000 customers' account details on a fraud forum. The FBI says online extortion and ransomware remain the top two types of cybercrime it's seeing today.
With options such as on-premises protection, cloud-based scrubbing services, and hybrid solutions, the question is not whether you should prepare for a DDoS attack, but which strategy best helps your organization ensure service continuity and limit damage in the face of an attack.
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Multivector distributed denial-of-service attacks are having a bigger impact than simple volumetric attacks, says Brian McCann, president of Netscout's security business unit, who analyzes the latest trends in an in-depth interview.
As DDoS attacks grow larger, more complex, and more pervasive, it can feel like we face a future of inevitable service outages and anxiety.
This whitepaper gives you three strategies to up your DDos Game:
Behavioural analysis and learning;
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More than 95,000 servers that run the open source Memcached utiltity appear to remain vulnerable to being abused to launch massive DDoS attacks, with one such attack reaching a record 1.7 terabits per second. Here's how organizations and IT administrators must respond.
Say hello to a new type of DDoS attack: UDP amplification via internet-facing servers running memcached, an open source distributed caching system that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks by a factor of 50,000.
As of Q1 2018, the global cybersecurity community finds themselves inundated with both internal and external advanced threat actors who are stealthier, more resilient and sadly, more effective than they have ever been before. Many organizations are coming to terms with deciding whether their security posture is...
DDoS extortion comes in many forms. Campaigns over the past three years have varied in their nature and continue to evolve over even the past few months. What lessons can be learned from the latest attacks?
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Characteristics of today's prevalent...
DDoS has undergone a serious change in attack strategy. In previous years it was used a means of gaining hacking credibility in the underground, taking out competitors or just disrupting business normality or the industry.
However, a recent string of attacks has not followed convention, and is forcing security...