DDoS Protection Requires Looking Both Ways

Service availability is a key component of the user experience. Customers expect services to be constantly available and fast-responding, and any downtime can result in disappointed users, abandoned shopping carts, and lost customers. Consequently, DDoS attacks are increasing in complexity, size and duration. Radware’s 2018 Global Application and Network Security Report found that over the …

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DOSarrest Launches New Cloud Based Network Traffic Analyzer Service

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DOSarrest Internet Security announced today that they have released a new service offering called DOSarrest Traffic Analyzer (DTA). This new service allows subscribers to send their Netflow, Sflow or Jflow network data from their routers and switches to DOSarrest’s Big Data cluster, then login to their portal and …

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Was The Facebook Outage A Cyber-Attack?

Yesterday, at about 11am EST, a hashtag started trending on Twitter: #Facebookdown. The social media site and its sister, Instagram, were suffering an outage. Some users weren’t able to log in to their accounts at all while others were experiencing limited functionality. It was the worst disruption to the platform since 2008 when Facebook user numbers …

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Fears around bot traffic and bot-powered DDoS attacks persist

75% of organisations are worried about bot traffic posing a security threat, according to new research by the Neustar International Security Council Thanks to the proliferation of the Internet of Things, the ability for bots to cause havoc at a global level has increased significantly. IoT devices are susceptible to becoming part of a malicious botnet, …

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DoJ Charges Hackers with Staging Computer Attacks

Federal authorities have arrested two alleged members of a hacking group known as the Apophis Squad on charges of making false threats of violent attacks and staging attacks on multiple computer systems. According to an announcement from the Department of Justice (DoJ), the two defendants, Timothy Dalton Vaughn, 20, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and George …

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