APAC is becoming a hotspot for DDoS attacks

The region’s largest and most-connected economies are most vulnerable to distributed denial-of-service attacks, according to CenturyLink. Some of Asia’s largest and most connected economies are fast-becoming hotspots for botnets that have been used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks across the region in 2017. According to CenturyLink’s latest cyber threat report, China, South Korea, Japan, …

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UK And US Accuse Russia Of Hacking Home Routers In Global Cyberattacks

A little warning from the British and American governments today: Kremlin-funded spies might have found a way into your home office. The U.K. and U.S. blamed Russian hackers for a campaign aimed at taking control of routers inside government, critical infrastructure and internet service providers, but also within small and home offices. The warning came in a …

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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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Pulse-Wave DDoS Attacks Mark a New Tactic in Q2

A new tactic for DDoS is gaining steam: the pulse wave attack. It’s called such due to the traffic pattern it generates—a rapid succession of attack bursts that split a botnet’s attack output. According to Imperva’s latest Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report, a statistical analysis of more than 15,000 network and application layer DDoS attacks …

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