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Bad bot, bad bot - 29 percent of web traffic from malicious bots

Bad bot, bad bot - 29 percent of web traffic from malicious bots

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Many people may believe cat videos and Facebook updates comprise most of the world's internet traffic, but a study by Imperva Incapsula indicated that bots are responsible for almost half of all web traffic, most of that malicious.

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

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Lizard Squad's LizardStresser botnet is being used by a growing number of threat actors as the botnet-du-jour for enslaving Internet of Things (IoT) devices for later use in DDoS attacks.

DDoS it matter what motivates Lizard Squad?

DDoS it matter what motivates Lizard Squad?

Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so 'for the lulz!' SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters?

Hackers knock DDoS security provider Staminus offline

Hackers knock DDoS security provider Staminus offline

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The security firm Staminus was knocked offline allegedly by a group calling itself FTA, which then began posting on the web data pulled from the company's servers.

Moonfruit experiences DDoS, renewed threats, takes customer sites down

Moonfruit experiences DDoS, renewed threats, takes customer sites down

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Moonfruit took its customer websites out of service Monday for "up to 12 hours," after suffering a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and being under threat of further cyber-attacks.

48% of companies accuse their competitors of staging DDoS attacks against them

48% of companies accuse their competitors of staging DDoS attacks against them

A recent survey has revealed that 48 percent of businesses believe they know both the identity and motivation of those behind DDoS attacks carried out against them, a large portion of which believed it was their competitors orchestrating the attacks.

Can bounty hunters stop the DDoS gangs?

Can bounty hunters stop the DDoS gangs?

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?

Project Galileo protects journalists from DDoS attacks

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In its new initiative, dubbed Project Galileo, CloudFlare will identity deserving websites and offer its DDoS protection services to them.

DDoS attack disrupts 8-Bit Salute to soldiers

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Hackers launched a DDoS attack against charity Operation Supply Drop, which sends video game care packages to soldiers.

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

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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.

Internet in China shaken by biggest-ever DDoS attacks

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According to an internet affairs agency in the country, the most intense segment of the attacks occurred early Sunday.

Video: The continued rise of DDoS

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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.

News briefs: Malware cripples South Korea, largest DDos ever, and more

News briefs: Malware cripples South Korea, largest DDos ever, and more

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.

Dutch man alleged with carrying out widescale DDoS on Spamhaus arrested

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Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a man from the Netherlands with ties to Dutch web host CyberBunker, reportedly has been pegged as the suspect.

Study: DDoS attacks increase across industries

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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.

DDoS attacks continue to grow in size

DDoS attacks continue to grow in size

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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.

The power and danger of using the cyber "T" word

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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 bank website hit by DDoS attack

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Wells Fargo's online banking website was allegedly struck by a cyber attack on Tuesday, temporarily limiting service for its customers.

Defining the qualities of cyber warfare

Defining the qualities of cyber warfare

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.

Hacktivists suspend bank DDoS campaign

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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.

PayPal attackers jailed in U.K., U.S. cases trudge along

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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.

It's the complexity, not the size, that makes DDoS effective

It's the complexity, not the size, that makes DDoS effective

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are becoming more potent, and truth be told, they're often difficult to stop.

National banking regulator advises on DDoS deluge

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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.

In wake of Hurricane Sandy, email voting comes to N.J.

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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.

IPS grows up

IPS grows up

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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.

Obama, Romney avoid talking cyber security at debate

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The third and final presidential debate was heavy on the kinetic and light on the cyber. And it shouldn't have surprised anybody.

DDoS hitmen for hire

DDoS hitmen for hire

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?

DDoS attacks hit Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, U.S. Bancorp

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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.

Go Daddy blames outage on "network events," not DDoS

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The company's interim CEO said Go Daddy has concluded its investigation and has instituted changes to prevent a similar problem in the future.

Reducing "MAX-TTR" and why it matters to your network

Reducing "MAX-TTR" and why it matters to your network

The status quo can be managed, but it requires a different capital investment profile than the one that most organizations are using today.

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