A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay restitution for taking part in a 2011 DDoS attack mounted against the official website of Koch Industries by the Anonymous hacker collective.
Akamai and Prolexic have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from DDoS attacks.
Neohapsis security experts predict that next year there will be a cyberwar resurgence, the cloud will begin to show its hidden costs, and privacy will continue to lose in the US legislature.
Prolexic announced the results of a survey of global e-commerce companies who were asked about DDoS protection and the effectiveness of different types of DDoS mitigation services.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have in the past been viewed mostly as a tool of online protest due to Anonymous' obvious predilection for this service disruption technique, but have long stopped being just that.
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