Discord was down due to Cloudflare outage affecting parts of the web

Popular chat service Discord experienced issues today due to network problems at Cloudflare and a wider internet issue. The app was inaccessible for its millions of users, and even Discord’s website and status pages were struggling. Discord’s problems could be traced to an outage at Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Cloudflare started experiencing issues at …

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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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