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Report: 151% increase in DDoS attacks compared to 2019
It comes as the security risk profile for organisations around the world increased in large part thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing greater reliance on cloud technology and thrusting digital laggards into quick and unsecured migrations.
Acronis announces new security endpoint solution
The solution is an integration of data protection and cybersecurity which provides customers with effective endpoint protection in a landscape where the pointlessness of perimeter security is becoming more pronounced.
Global DDoS attacks: What they are, how they work, and how to defend against them
Do not pay the ransom, and do make sure you've got strong DDoS protection, security firms warn.
Radware issues security alert, warning of global rise of DDoS-for-hire
Efforts from corporations, law enforcement and independent researchers around the world have attempted in the last two years to curb this growth – but the industry keeps growing says Radware information security researcher Daniel Smith.
Trading halts again as NZX sees fourth day of attacks
A joint statement from NZX and Spark, of which NZX is a customer, revealed the first attack was successful in downing system and network connectivity for a brief time.
Fortinet: Risk and compliance in a hyperscaling world
Your challenge is to minimise risk whilst embracing the promise of digital transformation.
DDoS attacks spike thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, Kaspersky finds
Kaspersky experts believe the rise in malicious activity can be attributed to the impact of COVID-19, as both cybercriminals and their targets have had to reconsider their holiday plans.
DDoS attacks bigger & more prevalent in Q2 2020 - Cloudflare report
Cloudflare recorded the ‘biggest ever’ attacks – 88% of all large (100 Gbps) attacks this year were launched after the lockdown period in March.
Beware of these six L7 DDoS attacks
As more services are migrating online, DDoS attacks are increasingly shifting away from the network layer, and into the application layer, writes Radware product marketing manager Eyal Arazi.
Network intelligence is stopping a wave of DDoS misdiagnosis
Security teams already know the value of a layered defence; it’s time to add more layers, writes ThousandEyes principal solutions analyst Mike Hicks.
DDoS attacks surge 542% amidst COVID-19 pandemic - report
Generally considered the “off season” for DDoS attacks, researchers attribute the surge in incidents to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
Taking measures to prevent disruption to critical servers is paramount, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are high on the list of threats.
Vulnerability discovered in DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch DDoS attacks against any victim
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the implementation of DNS recursive resolvers that can be abused to launch disruptive DDoS attacks against any victim.
Chillisoft to distribute Imperva security solutions
“Imperva is an exciting addition ... they provide leading solutions for enterprise data security, web application, BOT protection, and CDN markets.”
Digital heists: Attacks on financial institutions rise 238% in 3 months
The pandemic has created a perfect storm for financial cybercrime, with attackers taking advantage of every opportunity they get to target financial institutions.
How DDoS protection is like a car’s airbags
Just as someone would never remove the airbags from their car simply because they have never had a serious accident, so they should not cut back on cyber defences just because they hadn’t had a major attack in a while.
DDoS attacks doubled in Q1 2020 as attackers target remote workers
Threat actors are clearly taking advantage of the great shift to remote working and learning incited by the outbreak of COVID-19, in which people are isolated and are therefore heavily reliant on digital resources.
CompTIA: DDoS attacks growing in scope, size and sophistication
“An organisation that is unprepared for an attack can face devastating consequences."
Interview: Radware discusses DDoS amid soaring internet usage
We spoke to Radware’s VP of technologies for Asia Pacific and Japan, Yaniv Hoffman.
Claroty reveals DoS vulnerability in Siemens protocol
The security breach represents the same protocol that was exploited by the Industroyer malware which attacked a Ukrainian power grid in 2016.
DDoS attacks on the rise, with more hitting victims on Sunday
Kaspersky research has found that DDoS attacks have almost doubled in Q4 2019 with roughly 28% of attacks occurring on the weekend.
DDoS attacks almost doubled in the last year - Kaspersky
According to a Kaspersky report, Sundays are becoming an increasingly popular day to attack.
Any internet user can order cyber attack for less than $20 - study
The study examines the effects of DDoS attacks and those of the countermeasures taken against them.
DNS amplification attacks increase 1000% since last year - Nexusguard
Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats.