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Hackers claim responsibility for Pokémon Go DDoS attack

Hacker group OurMine has claimed credit for a DDoS attack on the Pokémon Go servers over the past weekend. Rumours of an attack were floating around on Saturday but Niantic didn’t comment on the reason the servers were down. Talking to TechCrunch, a member of the group said that they were part of a trio of teenagers that …

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68 gov’t websites attacked

Several Philippine government websites have been subjected to various forms of cyberattacks following the release of the ruling on the arbitration case filed by the Philippines against China. The STAR learned yesterday that at least 68 websites have been subjected to attacks, which included attempts of hacking and defacement, slowdowns and distributed denial of service …

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Are you a victim of DDoS attacks?

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been around for a long time, and are increasing at an unprecedented rate. According to the VeriSign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report, in fourth quarter of 2015, there was an 85% increase in DDoS attacks compared to 2014. Not only are they increasing in quantity, they are also becoming …

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When machines do the hacking

When it comes to cybersecurity, there’s only one thing worse than hackers: robot hackers. No, we’re not talking about Skynet – at least, not yet. But for IT managers, the next wave of cybersecurity threats is likely to be automated, targeted, and almost humanly impossible to predict. That’s because of the technology phenomenon of machine …

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Be Properly Prepared to Minimize the Impact of DDoS Attacks

Reports of aggressive DDoS attacks, also known as cyberattacks or overload attacks, are recurring topics in the news. These attacks shake up businesses and organizations—and their customers who are impacted in the end. Some people say that you can avoid DDoS attacks. That is not true. But, you can be prepared for them to minimize …

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