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Thought you knew about DDoS? Think again

Twitch.tv is just the latest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) victim in a seemingly never-ending stream of attacks. Shortly after Amazon announced that it had acquired the streaming gaming service, Twitch.tv experienced a coordinated DDoS attack that completely shut it down. For those who make their livelihood through the service, this attack was more than a nuisance. Failing to …

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Drone Incident Followed By A Massive Hackers’ Attack On Serbian Media

BELGRADE – After the termination of the football match Serbia – Albania, because of a drone with a flag of the so-called “Greater Albania”, a massive hackers’ attack folowed on Serbian media websites, organized by the Albanians, said the president of the Association for Information Security of Serbia Zoran Zivkovic. “On Tuesday, after 9 pm, …

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Reflection DDoS Attacks Using Millions of UPnP Devices on the Rise

After successful in launching reflection and amplification Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks by abusing various protocols such as DNS, NTP and SMTP, hackers are now abusing Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) – part of the UPnP protocol standard – to target home and office devices, researchers warned. SSDP is a network protocol based on the Internet Protocol Suite that comes enabled …

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DDoS attacks: slow and smart is the order of the day

Whilst the trend for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has been towards larger and larger (aka volumetric) attacks in recent years, a new report just published claims to show that slow-and-low, with smart, short IP bursts, is now a lot more commonplace. For its third annual set of research, Neustar interviewed IT professionals from around …

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