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How to minimize the impact from DDoS attacks

In early 2000, one of the first known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks shut Yahoo down for three hours when an attacker repurposed a university’s computers to flood the Internet portal’s traffic. Such synchronized attacks from multiple sources against a sole target characterize DDoS attacks, a relatively new phenomenon as compared to “traditional” denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, …

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Global DDoS Attacks Grow in Size and Speed

Global DDoS attack data for the second quarter shows strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective. That’s according to Arbor Networks, which found that the largest attack monitored in Q2 was a 196Gbps UDP flood, which it characterized as a large, but no longer uncommon, attack size. …

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5 habits of web application hackers, and what businesses can do

Despite making huge investments in IT security, large corporations across the world seem to be losing out to the new generation of cyber attackers. These modern day hackers are smarter, more innovative and have the capabilities to cause severe damage. Indusface has identified five notorious habits of web application hackers that can help you understand …

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DDoS Attacks Have Become a Persistent Problem

Over the last decade, distributed-denial-of-service attacks have grown from a nuisance to a persistent problem that can potentially cripple a company. The Kaspersky Lab reports that there were 12,281 unique victims of DDoS attacks during the first quarter of 2015, and these attacks targeted Web resources in 76 countries. A new report from security firm Imperva offers …

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Envato targeted by sustained DDoS attack

Australian-based online marketplace startup Envato has been the target of a sustained distributed denial of service (DDos) attack this month. Envato, which has over four million users, has been intermittently offline across the last two weeks, including for three hours last Friday and one hour on Sunday. The company released a statement on Monday about the attacks, …

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