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Europe in the firing line of evolving DDoS attacks

The Europe, Middle East and Africa region accounts for more than half the world’s distributed denial of service attacks, a report from F5 Labs reveals. The past year has seen a 64% rise in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and greater tactical diversity from cyber criminals, according to customer data from F5’s Poland-based Security …

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Dutch Central Bank warns for phishing emails after DDoS attacks on banks

The Dutch Central Bank (DNB) has issued warnings to consumers about phishing e-mails, following a series of DDoS attacks on banks. ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank were the victims of long-term DDoS attacks on several occasions last weekend and earlier this week; these led to the disruption of online services. The Tax and Customs Administration …

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DUTCH BANKS, TAX AUTHORITY AGAIN TARGETED IN CYBER ATTACKS

ABN Amro, ING, Rabobank and the Tax Authority again faced DDoS attacks on Tuesday, though this time the financial services managed to deter them better than over the weekend. The attacks caused a short disruption in payment system iDeal, but the problems were quickly restored, NOS reports. ABN Amro was troubled by attacks all day long, …

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RUSSIAN SERVERS LINKED TO DDOS ATTACK ON NETHERLANDS FINANCIAL NETWORK: REPORT

The DDoS attacks that hit ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank over the weekend and on Monday, came from servers in Russia, according to security company ESET. The company adds that this does not automatically mean that the perpetrators are also in Russia, the Telegraaf reports. The perpetrators used a so-called botnet – an army of …

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DDoS Attacks Become More Complex and Costly

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are more complex and cause more financial damage than ever, new data shows. According to NETSCOUT Arbor’s 2017 Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report published today, the number of DDoS attacks that cost organization between $501 to $1,000 per minute in downtime increased by 60%. In addition, 10% of enterprises estimated a major DDoS attack …

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