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The Top 5 Data Center Threats You Need to Know

Data centers have become the proverbial bullseye for cyber-criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. These malicious users rely on automation and off-the-shelf attack tools to steal data and take servers offline. And they leverage Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, web application attacks, DNS infrastructure exploits, SSL-based blind-spots, and weak authentication to achieve their nefarious objectives. …

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DDoS attacks fall as defenses improve

New research from DDoS protection specialist Black Lotus shows that cyber attack incidents have continued to decline throughout this year. There were 201,721 incidents in the third quarter of this year (down from 462,621 in Q1 2014 and 276,447 in Q2). This can be attributed to the security industry’s increased knowledge and filtering against NTP …

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Your computer might be launching a DDoS attack

India stands first in a list of 50 countries where distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) originate and cybercriminals can get DDoS attacks on hire for Rs. 300 for a three-minute assault. These were the findings of a research titled ‘The continued rise of DDoS attacks’, conducted by engineers and analysts at Symantec, evaluating data between January and …

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Fraud risk increases as e-commerce grows

Shopping in person is fast becoming an alien concept for today’s time-pushed, convenience-hungry consumer, says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks. The latest forecasts by eMarketer claim that worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales will increase by 20,1% this year to hit a mindboggling $1 500 trillion. Soaring use is being driven by, among other …

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