DDoS

The Ping Is The Thing: Popular HTML5 Feature Used To Trick Chinese Mobile Users Into Joining Latest DDoS Attack.

By Vitaly Simonovich and Dima Bekerman DDoS attacks have always been a major threat to network infrastructure and web applications. Attackers are always creating new ways to exploit legitimate services for malicious purposes, forcing us to constantly research DDoS attacks in our CDN to build advanced mitigations. We recently investigated a DDoS attack which was generated mainly from users in Asia. In this case, attackers used a common HTML5 attribute, the tag ping, to trick...

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Cost To UK Economy Of DDoS Cyber-Attacks May Exceed £1B Per Annum.

The cost to the UK economy of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks may now exceed £1 billion each year, research from NETSCOUT today reveals. 91% of major enterprises who had experienced a DDoS attack in 2018 experienced network downtime as a direct result. That downtime lasted for 30 minutes or more for nearly half the companies questioned, and an unlucky (or ill-prepared) 9% found their systems impacted for more than four hours. The average...

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Neustar Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape Worldwide DDoS Prevention Report.

Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, announced today that it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2018- 2019 Vendor Assessment (DOC # US43699318 March 2019). In the published excerpt, Neustar’s advanced features, functionality, detection and mitigation techniques were all cited as strengths within the DDoS space. IDC MarketScape is the industry's premier vendor assessment tool, providing in-depth quantitative and qualitative technology market assessments of...

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IoT And DDoS Attacks: A Match Made In Heaven.

Written by Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. While correlation does not equal causation, in this case I believe that the two are connected. There...

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Akamai Introduces Edge Platform Enhancements.

Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announced enhancements designed to help businesses accelerate their cloud migration strategy. The new features protect content, apps, and APIs, accelerate web and mobile experiences, and help make development teams more agile as they move to the cloud. “Eighty-five percent of companies today have a hybrid cloud strategy, but many have begun to realize that the cloud brings significant challenges to security,...

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A Shift From Quantity To Quality: 2018 Saw Cybercriminals Dropping Basic DDoS Operations.

The Kaspersky Lab DDoS Q4 Report covering statistics of the last quarter and the whole of 2018 highlights a 13% decline in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared with the statistics from the previous year. However, the duration of mixed and HTTP flood attacks is growing, which suggests that malefactors are turning to more sophisticated DDoS attack techniques. The low cost of DDoS-as-hire makes such attacks one of the most affordable cyberweapons for...

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Tessian, the UK technology start-up transforming the way enterprises secure their communication channels, announced today that wealth services firm JTC has adopted the Tessian platform to reduce risks around email use. Recently listed on the London Stock Exchange, JTC has an ever increasing requirement to prevent data loss and has found a trusted and innovative technology partner in Tessian. The primary risk for JTC’s IT team was sensitive information being inadvertently sent to the wrong...

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The frequency of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2018 has surged in comparison to the previous year, making DDoS attacks a continuing major challenge for IT leaders and their teams. Growing in frequency, intensity and sophistication, the attacks delivery methods remain unchanged. Infected internet bots and vulnerable servers continue to create attacks of crushing scale against unprepared targets. With this in mind, Verisign, released its Q1 2018 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a...

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The size and strength of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks increased throughout 2013 against networks.   According to a report by Incapsula, 2013 saw a rapid increase in network DDoS attack volumes, which was facilitated by the adoption of new attack methods (NTP Amplification and Large SYN floods) and also by the development of Internet and specifically cloud infrastructures.   SYN combo attacks account for around 75 per cent of all large scale network DDoS events (attacks peaking...

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