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DDoS attacks still growing…and stronger

Cybercriminals are strengthening their DDoS attacks with more amplification and new methods to refine their botnets, according to the just released “Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report for Q1 2016.” DDoS attacks employing amplification/reflection strategies remain a favorite tool for miscreants, with targets running from presidential candidates to security companies. And attacks at the application level remain …

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DDoS attack grounds Poland’s national airline

Chief executive of Polish national carrier LOT has warned no airline is safe from the type of cyber attack that grounded his aircraft and hundreds of passengers at Poland’s busiest airport over the weekend. Poland’s domestic intelligence agency said it had been called in to investigate, but there was no word on who might be …

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Banks beef up online security measures

Cyber attacks like hacking put not only sensitive information but also huge sums of money at risk. Not far from home, the hacking of the Bangladeshi central bank’s account from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February led to $81 million in stolen money getting laundered in Philippine casinos after entering the country …

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70 per cent of firms have been victims of DDoS attacks

NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS of companies have been the victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, and 80 per cent have been hit more than once, according to a new report from Neustar that puts part of the blame on the Internet of Things (IoT). The Threatscape Widens: DDoS Aggression and the Evolution of IoT Risks report …

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