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Operator of DDoS protection service named as Mirai author

Krebs says he’s fingered author of epic IoT web assault code The author of the massive distributed denial-of-service attack malware Mirai, which ropes infected routers and internet of things devices into remotely controlled armies, is a New Jersey man, according to journo Brian Krebs. On his website this week, Krebs names a chap called Paras …

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Activists plan DDoS attack on the White House website during Trump’s inauguration

A software engineer is calling for protesters to flood the site with traffic during the presidential inauguration It’s almost time. Ex-reality TV host and businessman Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the US president on Friday January 20. His campaign was divisive, to say the least, and it seems his tenure as president is looking …

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2017 may be crisis year for DDoS attacks, warns Deloitte

The proliferation of IoT devices and IoT exploit kits may make 2017 a turning point in DDoS attacks requiring new defence tactics, warns Deloitte Organisations have generally been able to keep pace with the increasing size, frequency and impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, but that may change in 2017, Deloitte has warned. …

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Internet of Things based DDoS attacks to rise in 2017: Report

Cybercriminals will use DDoS attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as several IoT devices with outdated codes with well known vulnerabilities still operate. Cybercriminals will use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with …

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DDoS Attacks: A Threat to Businesses and Consumers

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a growing concern for businesses and consumers alike. These attacks are on the rise along with all forms of cyber-attack. According to Kapersky, “43% of businesses experienced data loss in the past year due to a cyber-security incident.” While DDoS attacks threaten the reputation and the bottom line for …

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