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Media Organizations Beware – DDos Attacks are Coming

There’s nothing subtle about a DDoS attack. Your incident response console is lit up like a Christmas tree. Alarms are going off indicating that your network is down or severely disrupted. System users and managers are sending you panicky messages that business has ground to a halt. Meanwhile your mind is racing: Who would do this to …

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123-Reg drowns in ongoing DDoS tsunami

Data centre target of attack of 30+ Gbps Beleaguered web host 123-Reg has suffered a “huge scale” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to its data centre – knocking the Brit outfit’s website offline and a number of users’ services. The attack began this morning and is still ongoing but no performance-related issues have been …

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Hong Kong Student Gets Probation Time for DDoS Attack During Occupy Campaign

A judge at the Fanling Court in Hong Kong has sentenced Chu Tsun-wai, 20, of Hong Kong, to 15 months of probation for launching a DDoS attack on a Chinese bank’s website during the 2014 Hong Kong Occupy protests. The judge also ruled that the suspect’s Mac computer be confiscated as punishment for carrying out …

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DDoS attacks increase by over 80 percent

In the second quarter of this year DDoS attacks increased by 83 percent to more than 182,900, according to the latest threat report from security solutions company Nexusguard. The report shows that Russia has become the number one victim country. Starlink — a Russian ISP supporting small, medium and large enterprises — received more than 40 …

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DDoS attacks are getting worse

Just a couple of days after a horrendous DDoS attack took down Pokemon GO servers for a day, Arbor releases its new report on the state of DDoS around the globe, which basically says things are only getting worse. The reasons are still the same — DDoS attacks are simple to launch, cheap and easy to obtain, …

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