GDPR: A tool for your enemies?

Every employee at your organisation should be prepared to deal with right to be forgotten requests. It’s estimated that 75% of employees will exercise their right to erasure now GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has come into effect. However, less than half of organisations believe that they would be able to handle a ‘right to …

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The Lesson of the GitHub DDoS Attack: Why Your Web Host Matters

Surviving a cyberattack isn’t like weathering a Cat 5 hurricane or coming through a 7.0 earthquake unscathed. Granting that natural disasters too often have horrendous consequences, there’s also a “right place, right time” element to making it through. Cyber-disasters – which can be every bit as calamitous in their own way as acts of nature – don’t typically bend to the element of chance. …

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Bitfinex resumes operations after DDOS attack

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said it has resumed normal operations after suffering a so-called denial-of-service attack earlier. “The Bitfinex exchange was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this morning,” Kasper Rasmussen, head of marketing, said in an e-mailed statement. “The exchange was offline for an hour following the …

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Protecting your Network Against Ever-Changing Cyber-Attacks

There have been two notable evolutions made by hackers recently in the DDoS arena. First, there’s been an expansion of botnets. They’ve moved beyond PCs to compromised Internet of things (IoT) devices and cloud services. That’s vastly expanded the possible sources of attacks. The second has been the use of highly distributed attack patterns, commonly …

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Oopsy DDoSy: Accidental DDoS Attacks Causing Major Grief

Even in these tumultuous times of omnipresent DDoS threats, you may have found a way to convince yourself that your website is immune. You might think you don’t have many competitors, certainly not the kind who would launch a DDoS attack for a marketplace advantage. You might know that if you receive a DDoS ransom …

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