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Here’s how security cameras drove the world’s biggest DDoS attack ever

DDoS attacks are reaching monster levels that pose a massive threat The record for the biggest DDoS attack ever seen has been broken once again, with an absolute monster of distributed denial of service firepower managing to almost reach the not-so-magic 1Tbps mark. Technically this was actually two concurrent attacks, although the majority of the traffic was …

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OVH suffers 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen Hosting company OVH has been subject to the biggest attack DDoS known to date, with peaks of over 1 Tbps of traffic. Over the past week, the company has been subjected to an attack …

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DDOS attacks: An old nemesis returns to cripple your network

Once considered a cybersecurity threat of the past, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have re-emerged with a vengeance. DDoS attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises and end users with alarming frequency. Distributed Denial of Service is a cyberattack where multiple systems are compromised, often joined with a Trojan, and used to target a single …

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Hackers threaten First Securities with DDoS attacks

TAIPEI, Taiwan — First Securities (第一金證券) was blackmailed on Thursday by hackers who threatened to completely disable its trading system with DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. The hackers asked the brokerage firm to pay 50 bitcoins (approximately NT$940,000), in an email that they sent to First Securities at around 10 a.m. on Thursday. Local newspaper Apple …

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Renowned blog KrebsOnSecurity hit with massive DDoS attack

The 620 Gbps DDoS attack was built on a massive botnet. The security blog KrebsOnSecurity has been hit with one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks of all time. The site, which is run by security expert Brian Krebs, was hit by a DDoS attack of around 620 Gbps on 20 September. …

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