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What is Pulse Wave? Hackers devise new DDoS attack technique aimed at boosting scale of assaults

The new attack method allows hackers to shut down targets’ networks for longer periods while simultaneously conducting attacks on multiple targets. Hackers have begun launching a new kind of DDoS attack designed to boost the scale of attacks by targeting soft spots in traditional DDoS mitigation tactics. Dubbed “Pulse Wave”, the new attack technique allows …

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Why DDoS attacks show no signs of slowing down

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused substantial damage to organisations across APAC and the world in the past year. According to Neustar’s recent ‘Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report’, 84 percent organisations surveyed globally were hit by a DDoS attack in the last 12 months, with 86 percent of those organisations were …

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BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT HIT WITH WEEKEND DDOS ATTACK

Blizzard Entertainment reported a crippling DDoS attack over the weekend creating chronic latency and connection issues for players of games Overwatch, World of Warcraft and others. The DDoS attack has since subsided, according to Blizzard, but users are still grousing on Twitter over lingering connection issues and feature unavailability within some games. The attacks began …

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World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone and other games hit by DDoS

Games company Blizzard has reported on Twitter that: “We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting latency/connections to our games.”  World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone and other game servers are believed to have been hit. At about 5pm last night Blizzard noticed Down Detector – which monitors online outages  -logging a …

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Kids these days: the 16-year-old behind 1.7 million DDoS attacks

Teenagers have typically not been known as the most motivated demographic, napping through classes and slouching through shifts at McDonald’s. While yelling at a 16-year-old four times just to get him to unload the dishwasher is annoying, consider the other end of the spectrum: the ambitious 16-year-old who earned over $500,000 USD by building a …

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