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Cybersecurity: Financial Institutions Fret over DDoS Attacks

Financial institutions, especially the banks, are getting more worried about the increasing rate of a new cyber attack called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), that has caused huge financial losses running into billions of naira to banks. Financial institutions expressed worries about further loss of funds to DDoS attacks at a security forum organised by …

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GTA 5 Outage: Why Grand Theft Auto V Was Not Working

PSN was also attacked Poodlecorp launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Rockstar Games’ GTA 5 servers to take the game down. This resulted in players being unable to play the online elements of the game with others. The attack lasted for a few hours before service was restored. The hack of GTA 5 resulted in online elements from every …

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Overwatch,’ ‘Warcraft’ Servers Sidelined By DDoS Attack From Hacking Group PoodleCorp

Blizzard was hit with a DDoS attack that made its servers inaccessible, disrupting gameplay for Battle.net users on Aug. 2. Someone from Blizzard’s customer support team posted on the Battle.net forums to acknowledge the attack, saying network engineers are on the case, working to address the issue. The problem has since been resolved, but according …

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Media Organizations Beware – DDos Attacks are Coming

There’s nothing subtle about a DDoS attack. Your incident response console is lit up like a Christmas tree. Alarms are going off indicating that your network is down or severely disrupted. System users and managers are sending you panicky messages that business has ground to a halt. Meanwhile your mind is racing: Who would do this to …

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123-Reg drowns in ongoing DDoS tsunami

Data centre target of attack of 30+ Gbps Beleaguered web host 123-Reg has suffered a “huge scale” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to its data centre – knocking the Brit outfit’s website offline and a number of users’ services. The attack began this morning and is still ongoing but no performance-related issues have been …

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