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Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) – key points for early adopters

Last year Gartner introduced the term Secure Access Service Edge or SASE in their technology hype cycle and almost immediately it grabbed enormous attention from the vendors and enterprise consumers. Existing and new technology players already started highlighting the benefits of SASE and marketing their offering to attract customers. But what is this SASE? Why…
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DDoS attack sidelines AWS DNS web service for hours

Amazon Web Services’ Router 53 domain name system (DNS) service was waylaid by a prolonged distributed denial of service attack earlier this week, affecting a number of online sites and services that rely on AWS. According to multiple reports, a flood of fake traffic disrupted legitimate attempts to resolve DNS requests to connect to Amazon…

China-based DDoS as a service industry growing

The number of websites based in China offering Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) as a service malware has recently jumped along with associated social media groups that help wannabe cyberattackers back end support and tips. Talos researcher Dave Liebenberg noted in a blog that many of the DDoS services available are very similar to each…

Playing with FireCrypt: Ransomware encrypts files and conducts minor DDoS attack

While it holds your files hostage, the newly discovered ransomware FireCrypt also directs your computer to perform a poor man’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack by continuously connecting to a specifically targeted URL and repeatedly downloading junk content into a temporary folder. The presently targeted URL, which is hardcoded into FireCrypt’s source code, belongs to the…
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