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  • More shock from Bash Bug

    October 6, 2014

    Shell Shock/Bash Bug continues to challenge the information security world. Two days into the discovery of the Shellshock/Bash Bug vulnerability the information security world is continuing to learn more.  An article published from PC World speaks about at least two…

  • Shellshock Gets Real - DDoS Attacks Under Way

    September 26, 2014

    Within just a day, the potential of the “Shellshock” or “Bash bug” vulnerability is being realized.  According to the latest Wired Article, “The shellshock attacks are being used to infect thousands of machines with malware designed to make them part…

  • Shellshock - New Mass Security Vulnerability

    Shellshock - New Mass Security Vulnerability

    September 25, 2014

    Shellshock or Bash Bug – New Security Vulnerabililty A new security vulnerability called “Shellshock” or “Bash Bug” has been discovered and it rivals the Heartbleed virus in terms of potential damage to your enterprise and networked devices.  The vulnerability could…

  • 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

    Impact  
    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

    Impact  
    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

    Impact  
    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

    Impact  
    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

    Impact  
    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…

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