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DDoS attacks increase by over 80 percent

In the second quarter of this year DDoS attacks increased by 83 percent to more than 182,900, according to the latest threat report from security solutions company Nexusguard. The report shows that Russia has become the number one victim country. Starlink — a Russian ISP supporting small, medium and large enterprises — received more than 40 …

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DDoS attacks are getting worse

Just a couple of days after a horrendous DDoS attack took down Pokemon GO servers for a day, Arbor releases its new report on the state of DDoS around the globe, which basically says things are only getting worse. The reasons are still the same — DDoS attacks are simple to launch, cheap and easy to obtain, …

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Latest massive DDoS attack suggests criminals are plotting long campaigns

Behind the scenes, DDoS attacks are still evolving. What, if anything, does it all mean? DDoS is moving from individual attacks to whole campaigns DDoS attackers just keep at it but the way they keep at it continues to evolve. According to an Akamai note, on 18 June, an unnamed “large European media organisation” (presumably …

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US Congress websites recovering after three-day DDoS attack

Library of Congress among the victims to go temporarily offline. Several websites owned and operated by the United States Congress are recovering from a three-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The DDoS campaign began on July 17 when the websites for the Library of Congress (LoC) began experiencing technical difficulties. A day later, the websites went …

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DDoS attack size up 73% from 2015

Distributed denial of service attacks continue to be popular with attackers, increasing in size, complexity and frequency in the first half of 2016, according to the latest global report by Arbor Networks The most powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in the first half of 2016 was 579 gigabits per second (Gbps), according to the latest global report …

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