FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments

Records request denied because FCC made no “written documentation” of attack. The US Federal Communications Commission says it has no written analysis of DDoS attacks that hit the commission’s net neutrality comment system in May. In its response to a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request filed by Gizmodo, the FCC said its analysis of DDoS attacks “stemmed …

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Recognizing the New Face of Cyber-Security

Threats, risks and dangers related to cyber-security are changing. CIOs must respond with a well-defined strategy and the right mix of processes and tools. Over the past few years, digital technologies have rippled through the business world and unleashed unprecedented innovation and disruption. Yet today’s technology framework also has put businesses in the crosshairs and …

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Five Taiwan brokerages report cyber attack threats, regulator says

Taiwan is investigating an unprecedented case of threats made to five brokerages by an alleged cyber-group seeking payment to avert an attack that could crash their websites, an investigator and the securities regulator said on Monday. Rick Wang, an official with Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), said each brokerage had received an email setting a …

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DDoS attack and measures to Fight DDoS attack

White hats are in an ongoing battle with black hats for protecting the Internet from DDoS attacks. According to Abhor Network, more than 2000 daily DDoS attacks are observed worldwide. In 2016, we saw the largest DDoS attack till date on Dyn (a DNS provider). During the attack, Dyn’s servers were loaded with more than  …

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Waiting for DDoS

In football, many offensive plays are designed to trick the defense into thinking something else is about to unfold. In the world of cybersecurity, DoS (Denial of Service) or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks often serve as a similar smokescreen or decoy to a far more sinister plot with the ulterior motive to mount …

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