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DOSarrest Expands Into Second City in Asia

DOSarrest Expands Into Second City in Asia VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Aug. 30, 2016) – DOSarrest Internet Security announced today that they have expanded their DDoS protection cloud in Asia, with a new DDoS mitigation node in Hong Kong. The new node will work in conjunction with their existing nodes in New York, Los Angeles, London, …

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Attacks increase as a result of DDoS-for-hire services

DDoS attacks have increased in frequency, scale and complexity over the past year, driven by DDoS-for-hire services, according to a new report. DDoS-for-hire services have caused attacks to become more affordable by enabling unsophisticated threat actors to launch attacks, stated Imperva’s DDoS Threat Landscape Report 2015-2016. The proliferation of these services, also known as “stressers” and “booters,” …

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“The amount of traffic, or bandwidth, that is able to be generated and used as a weapon is at an all-time high.,” said one expert.

The company measured threats faced by its customers during a roughly one-year time period, seeing a 211 percent year-over-year increase in attacks. More commonly known as DDoS attacks, they are designed to flood servers with artificial internet traffic that causes access interruption to websites or network systems. The firm largely attributed this apparent growth to the establishment of several …

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Blizzard’s Battle.net servers hit by yet another DDoS attack

Gaming servers are a top target of DDoS assaults,’ Imperva security researcher Ofer Gayer told IBTimes UK. Developer Blizzard’s Battle.net servers were hit with yet another DDoS attack on Tuesday (23 August) resulting in latency and connection issues in some of its popular titles including Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone. The company acknowledged the interruption on …

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DDoS Attacks Increase 200%; UK Now Second Most Targeted Nation

DDoS attacks have increased by over 200% in the last year, according to new research from Imperva. The uptick in attacks has been attributed to DDoS-for-hire services, the company said. DDoS attacks are now among the most common cyber threats businesses can face, according to Imperva. Between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 it …

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