Discord was down due to Cloudflare outage affecting parts of the web

Popular chat service Discord experienced issues today due to network problems at Cloudflare and a wider internet issue. The app was inaccessible for its millions of users, and even Discord’s website and status pages were struggling. Discord’s problems could be traced to an outage at Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Cloudflare started experiencing issues at …

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Report Looks at Future Trends in Cyber Security

The Future Today Institute, an organization that provides forecasts about how emerging technology will disrupt business and transform the workforce, has once again looked into its crystal ball—and cyber security executives might not be thrilled with the predictions. In its 2018 Tech Trends Report, the institute said organizations and individuals can expect to see more …

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The White House’s battle against botnets

The Trump administration’s new report on botnets, which are networks of hijacked computers and devices that can unleash increasingly destructive cyber attacks, is a prelude to a cybersecurity strategy that will test the will and resourcefulness of federal agencies and private industry alike. “If this doesn’t work, we’re screwed,” said one industry source who has …

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Cybercrime Poses a Mounting Problem in Taiwan

“White hat” hackers and cyber-cops fight crime in Taiwan’s heavily attacked cyberspace. Cybercrime is a growing problem in Taiwan and around the world, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers agree. “It’s absolutely on the rise because everything is connected to the internet – you can shop online, can do anything,” says Wu Fu-mei, acting director …

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Frequency & Costs of DNS-Based Attacks Soar

The average cost of a DNS attack in the US has climbed 57% over the last year to $654,000 in 2018, a survey from EfficientIP shows. The frequency of Domain Name System (DNS) attacks and the costs associated with addressing them are both increasing sharply, a new survey by EfficientIP shows. The DNS management vendor …

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