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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The Evolution of Mirai as a Cautionary Tale

t was just over a year a year ago when the flood gates opened and the packets rained down as a new player made itself known. The Mirai botnet had made it’s debut on the world stage. This was a game changer in every sense of the meaning. A botnet had revealed itself to the …

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Apache Struts Vulnerabilities and The Equifax Hack, What Happened?

In the wake of the Equifax breach, a lot of people are wondering how the theft of personal information occurred and how it could have been prevented. Equifax initially reported that a vulnerability in Apache Struts was used to infiltrate their public-facing web server. Apache Struts has faced its fair share of vulnerabilities with 21 …

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