DDoS Attacks Get Bigger, Smarter and More Diverse

DDoS attacks are relentless. New techniques, new targets and a new class of attackers continue to reinvigorate one of the internet’s oldest nemeses. Distributed denial of service attacks, bent on taking websites offline by overwhelming domains or specific application infrastructure with massive traffic flows, continue to pose a major challenge to businesses of all stripes. …

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Ubisoft Games Hit by Massive DDoS Attacks

France based video game publisher Ubisoft suffered a series of massive DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service). As a result, several Ubisoft gaming servers including Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor and Far Cry 5 were facing connectivity issues. The DDoS attacks began on Tuesday, July 17th when Ubisoft used its customer support Twitter handle to confirm the outage and that …

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Botnets Evolving to Mobile Devices

Millions of mobile devices are now making requests in what’s described as “an attack on the economy.” Botnets have tended to hide in the nooks and crevices of servers and endpoint devices. Now a growing number are hiding in the palms of users’ hands. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report detailing the …

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Small businesses aren’t properly prepared for cyberattacks

Even though businesses all over the world are increasingly taking online protection seriously – they still aren’t 100 per cent confident they could tackle serious cybersecurity threats. Polling 600 businesses in the US, UK and Australia, a study by Webroot found that new types of attacks are dominating in 2018 (compared to the year before) …

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Hospitality industry under siege from botnets

The hospitality industry, including hotels, airlines and cruise lines, is the biggest target for cyber criminal botnet attacks that abuse credentials and overwhelm online systems, a report reveals Cyber security defenders face increasing threats from bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry, a report shows. Bot-based attacks are also being used for advanced distributed denial …

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