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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us. Is your network ready?

Dive Brief: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are part of the most popular shopping weekend of the year. To prepare for the influx of traffic, Walmart’s IT department initiates tests for e-commerce year-round “to scale, meet and exceed traffic projections” during the weekend, Paul Antony, senior vice president of global infrastructure and …

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Man charged for using vDOS hacker for hire against Minnesota firm

Federal prosecutors are charging John Kelsey Gammell, 46, with using hackers for hire to launch DDoS attacks against former employers and other companies. Gammell has been charged with intentional damage to a protected computer and authorities say he made monthly payments between July 2015 and September 2016 to services like the now defunct vDOS platform …

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Boston Globe hit by denial of service attacks

The Boston Globe was hit with a second day of attacks by unknown cyberassailants Thursday, leaving bostonglobe.com and the company’s other websites unavailable for parts of the day. The Globe’s websites and internal servers were subjected to a distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack, one of the most common forms of computer vandalism. DDoS attackers commandeer …

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