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Incapsula network to expand, in a bid to increase Performance and Speed Attack Mitigation

Imperva have announced this week that they are expanding their Incapsula network. Alongside this expansion of the Incapsula network, Imperva will also be engaging in a significant investment in second-generation DDoS attack mitigation technology. This investment will facilitate Imperva being able to perform faster, and will also mean the introduction of an industry-leading 10 second DDoS mitigation SLA (service level ... Read More »

Attackers Use Pulse Wave DDoS to Pin Down Multiple Targets

New findings from Imperva Incapsula research published today, details the emergence of a new DDoS assault pattern, which has been named Pulse Wave.   According to lead researcher Igal Zeifman, “Pulse Wave DDoS represents a new attack methodology, made up of a series of short-lived pulses occurring in clockwork-like succession, which accounts for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we mitigated ... Read More »

Imperva Enhances the Incapsula Content Delivery Network

Imperva have proved their commitment to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on premises; and this week they have announced several enhancements to their Incapsula Content Delivery Network (CDN). Designed to improve website performance and responsiveness, while simultaneously  lowering bandwidth cost, the CDN increases the amount of content  delivered from high speed cache, consequently improving the website visitors’ ... Read More »

Bodies Held to Ransom – Tsar Team Hack

This week saw thousands of private photos leaked online, following the hack of a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic. The cybercriminals, who have dubbed themselves the ‘Tsar Team’, have leaked images they claim come directly from the Grozio Chirurgija clinic services. This follows the group holding the images, many of which were sensitive in nature, to ransom. Dozens of people approached ... Read More »

Imperva Detects and Protects Against Ransomware with the Introduction of SecureSphere V12

Imperva has announced the release of Imperva SecureSphere File Firewall v12 with real-time deception technology designed to detect ransomware and to prevent it from encrypting enterprise data. The Imperva deception technology adds decoy files to network file shares, luring hackers to strike there first so they can be neutralized before encrypting critical data. According to the FBI, ransomware is a growing ... Read More »

Consumers and Retailers, Here is How You Should Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Shoppers across the country are preparing for what was originally a U.S. phenomenon, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to research from Adobe, Black Friday has become the UK’s biggest online shopping day of the holiday season, with online revenues predicted to reach £901 million tomorrow. A few years ago holiday shopping mainly involved rushing around Oxford Street and elbowing ... Read More »

The DDoS Attack on Dyn – a recap from Imperva

On Friday, Oct. 21, DNS provider Dyn was knocked offline for much of the day, causing disruption to several well-known SaaS applications and internet sites, including Amazon, Twitter, GitHub and The Boston Globe. The company later that day confirmed that the cause was a large DDoS attack, and that it was an internet of things (IoT) attack using the newly-discovered ... Read More »

Chinese Gaming Firm Hit By Largest EVER DDoS Attack

On June 14, Imperva mitigated a 470 gigabits per second (Gbps) DDoS attack targeting a Chinese gambling company. The attack lasted for over four hours and it is without a doubt one of, if not the, largest assault on record to date. While the assault lacked the craftiness of DDoS threats Imperva has previously witnessed, it was significantly complex by network layer ... Read More »

50 million iMesh records up for sale on dark web

iMesh, a now defunct service that was once one of the biggest P2P sites in the US, reportedly suffered a data breach in 2013 which has now led to a huge database of 51 million users’ credentials going for sale on the dark web. This is the latest in a string of huge databases coming up online, after the recent ... Read More »

Insider Threats Present in 100% of Organisations, Study Finds

Insider threat events are prevalent in all organisations and that they often go completely under detected by in-place security measures according to Imperva’s new Hacker Intelligence Initiative Report. While many organisations are buffing up their security layers, most of the focus is on preventing direct threats that come from outside, and detecting threats from within is neglected. While all of the ... Read More »