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As US launches DDoS attacks, N. Korea gets more bandwidth—from Russia

Fast pipe from Vladivostok gives N. Korea more Internet in face of US cyber operations. As the US reportedly conducts a denial-of-service attack against North Korea’s access to the Internet, the regime of Kim Jong Un has gained another connection to help a select few North Koreans stay connected to the wider world—thanks to a …

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National Lottery hit by DDoS attack – down 90 mins at peak demand time

On Saturday the UK National Lottery’s website was down – just as those players who stake online, rather than in retailers, were trying to pick their numbers and part with their cash – thanks to a DDoS attack. On Saturday the UK National Lottery’s website was down – just as those players who stake online, …

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US pressured North Korea by overwhelming hackers with data traffic

The US is no stranger to hacking North Korea, but it’s usually in a bid to directly thwart the country’s military ambitions. Now, however, those attacks are being used as a diplomatic strategy. The Washington Post has learned that President Trump ordered a broad pressure campaign against North Korea that led to the US conducting …

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Australian companies face an increasing threat from domestic DDoS instigators

Mobile botnets, targeted DDoS attacks pose growing threat to Australian targets. Australian organisations are being hit by over 450 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks every day and fully a quarter of them are coming from domestic sources, analysts have warned as figures show DDoS attacks making a resurgence after nearly a year of decline. …

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How Big is Your DDoS Mitigation Gap?

The DDoS mitigation industry is scaling up capacity following a consistent increase in the number of DDoS attacks and recent indications that IoT-based DDoS attacks are expected to grow significantly. The DDoS attack vector continues to wreak havoc in 2017, with a reported 380% spike in the number of DDoS attacks identified in Q1, compared to the …

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