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DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS ON THE RISE, ONLINE GAMING REMAINS TOP TARGET

The number of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks is on the rise and online gaming sites remain the number one target. According to the latest State of the Internet Security report by Akamai Technologies, the number of DDOS attacks in the first quarter of 2016 was up 125% from Q1 2015 and up 22.5% from Q4 2015. Online gaming …

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Anonymous Suspected of Attacks on Central Banks in Indonesia and South Korea

Authorities in Indonesia and South Korea have told Reuters about recent DDOS attacks aimed at the websites of their central banks. Both Bank Indonesia and Bank of Korea took action by blocking IPs from parts of the globe they don’t usually see login attempts from. A Bank Indonesia spokesperson told Reuters that their institution blocked access from …

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FISHING FOR A CURE TO DDOS ATTACKS

An interesting New York Times article tells the story of how, against the backdrop of generally depressing conditions for the world’s fisheries, those in the United States have started to rebound owing to the combination of science-based guidelines and hard-won, public-private collaboration. The parlous condition of the world’s fisheries is a tragedy of the commons, because although fisheries …

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Muslim Brotherhood’s Website Suffers DDoS Attacks and Data Leak

The official English language website of Muslim Brotherhood movement was forced to go offline after facing massive DDoS attacks! Earlier today, a hacker going by the handle of SkyNetCentral conducted a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the official website of Society of the Muslim Brothers or Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic) forcing the website to …

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Businesses receive another warning over the threat of DDoS attacks

We have all heard the stories of businesses which have suffered debilitating DDoS attacks and, in some cases, succumbing altogether. Take Code Spaces, the web-based SVN and Git hosting provider which suffered such an attack in June 2014 that it was forced to wave the white flag and cease trading after recovering all the data lost would …

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