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Mortgage software provider Ellie Mae suffers DDoS attack

Ellie Mae had its services shut down yesterday after a suspected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

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DDoS attack takes down Femsplain.com

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took feminist website Femsplain offline this weekend and corresponded with International Women's Day.

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New Zealand ISP says DDoS attack caused weekend internet issues

Customers of New Zealand communications service provider Spark experienced internet connectivity issues over the weekend due to a distributed denial-of-service attack.

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Lizard Squad targets Google Vietnam homepage; redirects users

The hacker collective and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) provider disrupted service on Google's Vietnamese homepage through a DNS poisoning attack.

News Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

Basecamp has become the latest victim of an extortion-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, according to a Monday notification.

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Study finds reflection-based DDoS attacks still popular amongst attackers

The use of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) reflection-based attacks continues to be on the rise, according to one recent study.

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Pro-Russian group claims it hacked German Chancellor website

A pro-Russian organization has claimed credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack made several German government websites unavailable to visitors.

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Teen posed as Anonymous, arrested for major DDoS attacks in Norway

A 17-year-old in Norway was arrested and charged with launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against banks and other companies in the country.

News Report: SSDP reflection attacks spike, and other Q1 2015 DDoS trends

Report: SSDP reflection attacks spike, and other Q1 2015 DDoS trends

The largest distributed denial-of-service attack ever detected by Arbor Networks systems was observed in the first quarter of this year.

News Stealthy 'XOR.DDoS' trojan infects Linux systems, installs rootkit

Stealthy 'XOR.DDoS' trojan infects Linux systems, installs rootkit

The newly discovered 'XOR.DDoS trojan infects Linux systems to possibly build an army of devices to be used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

News Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

The Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report reveals that amplification and reflection distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise.

News DDoS attacks rally Linux servers

DDoS attacks rally Linux servers

A significant string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaigns during the second quarter of 2014 were driven by Linux web servers.

News Researchers observe new type of SYN flood DDoS attack

Researchers observe new type of SYN flood DDoS attack

Researchers with Radware are referring to the new type of distributed denial-of-service attack as a Tsunami SYN Flood Attack.

News SNMP could be the future for DDoS attacks

SNMP could be the future for DDoS attacks

When defenses improve against DNS amplification and NTP reflection, SNMP may become the next vector for carrying out massive distributed denial-of-service attacks.

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Lizard Squad begins selling DDoS tool for commercial use

Lizard Squad, the group behind attacks on Sony's Playstation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live systems, is now selling a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) tool online that customers can use to attack any online entity.

Opinion

Debate: DDoS is becoming a more serious threat to enterprises.

While distributed denial-of-service attacks continue to plague organizations around the world, in this month's debate experts discuss whether they should be a top of mind concern for security pros.

News DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

A distributed denial-of-service attack carried out against various NATO websites on Sunday was likely a Domain Name Server amplification attack or a Network Time Protocol reflection attack, or a combination of both.

News AOL advertising network used to distribute malware

AOL advertising network used to distribute malware

Malware is being distributed to visitors of The Huffington Post website, as well as several other sites, via malicious advertisements served over the AOL advertising network

Video

Evolving DNS attacks

In this video, Jesper Andersen, CEO and president at Infoblox, chats with SC Magazine Senior Reporter Danielle Walker to discuss this threat and ways to defend against it.

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Attackers attempt DDoS extortion on Feedly

A blog post by the news aggregator service said no user data was compromised and the company did not comply with the miscreants.

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