Be Sure To Ask Tough Questions Of Your DDoS Mitigation Solution

Every time I read another report about distributed denial of service (DDoS), I find myself either cringing or smiling. That’s the easiest way to boil down my reactions. Much in the same vein of “each data breach cost one bajillion dollars!” while making my best Dr. Evil face. The scoring, or the methodology used, in …

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Christmas revenues at risk from DDoS and POS-vulnerabilities

An increase in attacks where DDoS and POS systems were the main vectors is making the situation even worse. According to the Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report, over 77 per cent of companies have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. An increase in attacks where DDoS and POS systems …

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Bitcoin industry enters top 10 DDoS targets

The bitcoin industry has become one of the top 10 industries most targeted by distributed denial of service attacks, a report has revealed A spike in the number of bitcoin-related sites targeted by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks coincided with a spike in the value of the cryptocurrency of $4,672 in the third quarter, …

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Rutgers suffers “data breach,” of 1,700 students’ info

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on November 8 and 9, university officials confirmed. No one’s Social Security number, address or financial information was leaked, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino. Instead, the affected students, all in the Department of Computer Science, had their academic …

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