Is the idea of putting a cash bounty on hackers an effective way to disrupt or stop DDoS attacks, or a vigilante action that takes time and money from the business of protecting networks?
In its new initiative, dubbed Project Galileo, CloudFlare will identity deserving websites and offer its DDoS protection services to them.
Hackers launched a DDoS attack against charity Operation Supply Drop, which sends video game care packages to soldiers.
Researchers observed 346 DDoS attacks in the final quarter of 2013 and attackers used Vega and Skipfish vulnerability scanners to exploit web flaws at financial companies.
According to an internet affairs agency in the country, the most intense segment of the attacks occurred early Sunday.
In this video, Ashley Stephenson, CEO at Corero Network Security, discusses the development of DDoS attacks, as well as how security professionals can grapple with the challenges the threat poses.
This month's news briefs cover recent headlining bits on the malware that struck South Korean companies, a new law requiring federal agencies to review IT equipment sourced from China, and more.
Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a man from the Netherlands with ties to Dutch web host CyberBunker, reportedly has been pegged as the suspect.
Although attacks on the financial sector get a majority of the headlines, disruptive threats in the retail industry have more than doubled in the last year.
The average size of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have weighed in at 20 percent higher so far this year than they did in 2012, according to statistics released Monday by security firm Arbor Networks.
Referencing the Boston bombings as terrorism prompted an unprecedented manhunt for the suspects that included a citywide lockdown. What would a similar scene have looked like on the internet?
Wells Fargo's online banking website was allegedly struck by a cyber attack on Tuesday, temporarily limiting service for its customers.
Cyber war is not as common as the mainstream news cycle would have us believe, but its definition is not as cut-and-dry either. Just because nothing is blowing up doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's all about the context.
A hacktivist group said Tuesday it has suspended its online barrage against dozens of U.S. banks after one of the highest-viewed YouTube videos of "Innocence of Muslims" came down.
Attorneys and prosecutors are scheduled to meet next week in San Jose, Calif. to discuss the cases against the so-called "PayPal 14," accused of participating in DDoS attacks against PayPal.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are becoming more potent, and truth be told, they're often difficult to stop.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency offered best practices and a compliance reminder for banks seeking to guard against DDoS attacks, which often signal that a bigger problem is happening behind the scenes.
A unique voting predicament has emerged in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the state last week: Many residents, especially first responders, may not be able to physically get to the polls.
The intrusion prevention system is a mainstay of any organization's perimeter-focused security infrastructure, but its days may be numbered as a standalone technology. Yet, its purpose lives on.
The third and final presidential debate was heavy on the kinetic and light on the cyber. And it shouldn't have surprised anybody.
With DDoS attacks garnering more public attention than ever, crooks are taking advantage of the craze by providing online attacks in exchange for cash. What can your company do to avoid being a successful target?
A new round of DDoS attacks against U.S. financial institutions are underway this week, and they may be related to an anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked worldwide outrage.
The company's interim CEO said Go Daddy has concluded its investigation and has instituted changes to prevent a similar problem in the future.
The status quo can be managed, but it requires a different capital investment profile than the one that most organizations are using today.
Industrialization is a key factor driving the rate at which criminals are turning to malicious software to make serious money.
An examination of the evolution from the 2010 and 2011 campaign operations provides some hints about what IT vendors might expect from hacktivists in 2012.
Traditional mafia groups are entering the cyber crime scene in Russia, which is leading to more centralization and professionalization -- and bigger profits.
Facebook users in Europe experienced a two-hour blackout that the company describes as "technical difficulties."
DDoS attackers motivated by social or political purposes are more common than conventional criminals out for financial gain, concluded a new report from Arbor Networks.
The hack was carried out as part of Operation AntiSec, as revenge for police crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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