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Massive DDoS Attack Generates 500 Million Packets per Second

January 10 torrent involved nearly four times as many packets as last year’s huge attack on GitHub, says Imperva. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks do not have to be bandwidth-intensive to be disruptive and hard to mitigate. Earlier this month, Imperva mitigated an attack against one of its clients that exceeded 500 million packets per second, …

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How traffic scrubbing can guard against DDoS attacks

Although most scrubbing services can help fend off distributed denial of service attacks, a more comprehensive mitigation strategy is required to remain unscathed What was possibly the world’s biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in February 2018 was stopped in its tracks after 20 minutes because there was a DDoS protection service in place. …

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Hacker who took down entire nation’s internet is jailed

A British hacker whose cyberattacks took the nation of Liberia offline has been jailed for almost three years. Daniel Kaye launched a series of attacks on Liberian cell phone operator Lonestar in October 2015, which became so powerful they knocked out the west African country’s internet the following year. Kaye, 30, had been hired to …

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IoT devices now top priority for cybercriminals

Hackers utilise Thingbots to launch IoT attacks Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now cybercriminals’ top attack target and have managed to surpass web, application services and email servers according to new research from F5 Labs. The fifth volume of the security firm’s The Hunt for IoT report that thirteen Thingbots, IoT devices that have …

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10 Masterful Steps In Combating Denial Of Service Attacks

We could define DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks as the exclusive appropriation of a resource or service with the intention of avoiding any third party access. Also included in this definition are the attacks destined to collapse a resource or system with the intention of destroying the service or resource. DoS attacks are born …

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