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  • DDoS News Roundup: Sept. 5, 2014

    September 5, 2014

    In this week’s DDoS news roundup:  a review of the initial DDoS attack, threats and infiltration that led to the closing of Code Spaces, large-scale DDoS attacks under $600 offered on the Chinese underground market, and the potential of exploiting…

  • Attack of the Home Routers?

    Attack of the Home Routers?

    September 3, 2014

    Judging from Internet blogs as well as actual empirical evidence, there appears to be an internet-wide steep increase in SSDP-based DDoS attacks occurring.  This was noted recently by SANS–https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/1900UDP+SSDP+Scanning+and+DDOS/18599 Simple Service Discovery Protocol is a UDP-based protocol (port 1900) used…

  • DDoS News Roundup: August 29, 2014

    August 29, 2014

    In this week’s DDoS news roundup: attackers barrage leading gaming companies with DDoS attacks which disrupts service and knocks some sites offline, the use of DDoS attacks to smokescreen theft is a growing issue, and a new ‘Combination Distributed Reflective…

  • DDoS Attacks hit the Gaming Industry

    August 26, 2014

    On August 24th, one of the largest attacks to disrupt online gaming services in recent history targeted Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s PlayStation Network, Riot Games’ the League of Legends and Blizzard’s Battle.net (Financial Times). The attackers wreaked havoc on the gaming…

  • DDoS News Roundup: August 22, 2014

    August 22, 2014

    DDoS News Roundup: August 22, 2014 In this week’s DDoS news roundup: hackers target the St. Louis County Police, healthcare providers look for DDoS solutions in the wake of a data breach, and DDoS extortion continues to grow Ferguson, MO.…

  • DDoS News Roundup: August 15th, 2014

    August 15, 2014

    In this week’s DDoS news roundup: the risk of data breaches and DDoS and need for a greater focus on IT security budgets, the increasing risk of DDoS for companies in the Middle East, and indications the lines are blurring…

  • DDoS News Roundup: August 8th, 2014

    August 8, 2014

    In this week’s DDoS news roundup: how cyber extortion hits smaller firms, how DDoS crippled half of an Australian broadband network – and the largest theft of stolen creds ever. Cyber Extortionists Pose Growing Threat to Tech Firms (BBC News) When…

  • Using Cloud Hosting? You Need Extra Cloud DDoS Protection.

    August 6, 2014

    Many organizations are migrating to cloud computing providers (Amazon EC2 / Microsoft Azure) to host their websites and other applications.   With DDOS attacks on the rise, many wonder if cloud computing providers have sufficient DDOS protection. The unfortunate reality is…

  • How Software Defined Networking Can Help with Security & DDoS Protection

    How Software Defined Networking Can Help with Security & DDoS Protection

    August 4, 2014

    Software Defined Networking (SDN) is all the rage at the moment in the carrier and large enterprise networking world. Separating the control plane (how the routing decision is made = policy) and the data plane (actual packet forwarding = performance)…

  • SNMP Reflection Attacks

    June 10, 2014

    On April 23, 2014 Neustar mitigated a multi Gigabit/second attack aimed at one of Neustar’s SiteProtect clients. The attack was a multi-vector attack that featured 3 types of simultaneous attack vectors: -        SYN Flood -        DNS Reflection attack -        SNMP…

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