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DDoS dilemmas: how far can you predict attacks, and what can be done?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are back in the news; it seems that barely a month goes by without media reports of a website or service being brought down by a DDoS attack. Sony’s PlayStation Network again became the victim of such an attack recently, while hacking group Anonymous is on a disabling offensive …

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Web Security Outlook for 2015: Mega Vulnerabilities Expected to Fuel DDoS Attacks

Companies using web hosting services expect high availability and lightning-fast performance for their online applications. That’s why hosting providers should be concerned about the rapidly growing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threat. Driven by commercial, political and other motives, today’s DDoS attacks use computers distributed across the Internet to clog a network connection or overload …

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French DDoS attacks spike after terror protest

Arbor Networks says that the number and size of DDoS attacks against French websites spiked considerably after 3.7 million people took to the streets to protest against terrorism. The firm leveraged its Arbor Atlas initiative, which receives anonymised internet traffic and DDoS event data from 330 internet service providers (ISPs) worldwide, to view events in …

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City of Fort Lauderdale Spends $430,000 on Cyber Security After DDoS Attack from Anonymous

After getting hacked by cyber activist group Anonymous last month for its homeless laws, the City of Fort Lauderdale beefed-up its cyber security network with a hefty $430,000 worth of improvements. But city officials say it wasn’t the Anonymous attack that made them spend almost half a million dollars on computer upgrades – they were …

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