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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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Why smart companies don’t sweat the SSL stuff in DDoS defense

The average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with average attacks causing 17 hours of effective downtime, including slowdowns, denied customer access or crashes, according to a recent IDG Connect report based on a survey commissioned by A10 Networks. DDoS attacks have rapidly proliferated in terms of bandwidth (Gbps) and packets per second (pps). In the …

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Teen hacker walks free after carrying out DDoS attacks on bank and e-crime portal

Australian teenager who DDoSed E-crime website, Commonwealth Bank and his own school, walks free This teen did something and got away with it! Seldom do you see anyone walking away free after creating online mayhem through DDoS attacks but this teen did just that. A 15-year-old teenage hacker was sentenced to a “family conference” by …

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DDoS attacks on the rise in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific region experienced 34,000 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2016, according to Nexusguard’s Q2 2016 Threat Report – Asia-Pacific. The figure represents a 43 percent increase from the previous quarter. Even though Network Time Protocol (NTP) attacks dominated the type of attacks in the region (90 percent), such …

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