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Telegram Hit by Powerful DDoS Attack – Blames China

We live in a world where foreign governments are routinely accused of cyber meddling to subvert democratic elections. Is anyone surprised that an authoritarian government is blamed for a massive DDoS attack that shut down Telegram – a key social media channel used to organize dissent and protest? What is perhaps surprising in this case, …

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IoT regulation is key to halting increase in DDoS attacks

Global communication service providers (CSPs), who are expected to provide customers with continuous, uninterrupted service, are struggling to deal with an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks involve flooding a network with more traffic than it can handle, which makes the network inaccessible to legitimate users. According to A10 Networks’ …

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DDoS Botnets are Back and Poised to Do Damage

DDoS attacks have been among the top cybersecurity threats in recent years, and have the potential to cause wide scale disruption of internet services. The massive attack on DNS provider Dyn in 2016 caused outages to popular websites like Twitter and Netflix and affected millions of users worldwide. Various other enterprises including financial institutions, video …

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Security concerns in a 5G era: are networks ready for massive DDoS attacks?

Many companies underestimate the threat of DDoS, but 5G’s faster speeds and greater mobility will undoubtedly make attacks even more destructive. When Airbnb, Netflix, GitHub, Twitter, CNN, Spotify, Reddit, and many other websites became fully or partially unavailable in October 2016, millions of users found it a mild nuisance. But for DNS provider Dyn, which …

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DDoS Attacks Up in Q1 After Months of Steady Decline

Sudden surge suggests that new actors have stepped up to the plate to replace the old operators. Distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) — particularly those lasting more than an hour — increased sharply in number during the first quarter of this year over the prior quarter after declining steadily for most of 2018. The unexpected resurgence …

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