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DDoS attacks: slow and smart is the order of the day

Whilst the trend for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has been towards larger and larger (aka volumetric) attacks in recent years, a new report just published claims to show that slow-and-low, with smart, short IP bursts, is now a lot more commonplace. For its third annual set of research, Neustar interviewed IT professionals from around …

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Interview with a DDoS troll: Meet ‘the Gods of the Internet’

DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet. The man behind the curtain One of the first things he says is that he absolutely cannot offer proof. This makes a disappointing amount of …

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Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By DDoS Attack

It’s been a bad weekend for Sony Playstation. The entire PlayStation Network was down much of the day after a dedicated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by online attackers, which left the network inaccessible to users. It’s possible that EVE Online and Guild Wars 2 have also been hit by the attackers. Developers on the EVE …

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DDoS attacks present opportunity for ISPs

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks may strike fear into the hearts of anyone involved in the online space, but protecting against them presents a new business opportunity for Internet service providers (ISPs). So says Anton Jacobsz, MD of Arbor Networks distributor Networks Unlimited, who adds that the number of DoS attacks is rising worldwide, …

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Duck and Cover: Defending Against DDoS Attacks

Denial-of-service attacks are frequently deployed, yet often organizations fail to prepare themselves against the threat. Ted Kritsonis talks to industry experts about using analytics to prevent and respond to DDoS attacks Cyberattacks don’t always grab headlines among the mainstream press, but when they do, it’s often a case of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have …

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