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  • 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…

  • Mid-sized DDoS attacks have tripled. And they pack a punch.

    Mid-sized DDoS attacks have tripled. And they pack a punch.

    June 5, 2014

    To paraphrase, bad things come in mid-sized packages. At least in the DDoS world. DDoS attacks from 1-5 Gbps have tripled in the last year, according to the recently released 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report. The importance? Experts…

  • VIDEO: Cybercrime and the Underground Internet Economy

    May 29, 2014

    The rise of DDoS attacks as a smokescreen for theft of data or funds is a new symptom of how financially-motivated cybercrime is flourishing. Join Neustar’s cybersecurity expert Rodney Joffe for a behind-the-scenes video tour of the murky underground economy…

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