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  • 4 million UPnP devices may be vulnerable to attack

    15.10.2014

    Akamai has observed the use of a new reflection and amplification DDoS attack that deliberately misuses communications protocols that come enabled on millions of home and office devices, including routers, media servers, web cams, smart TVs and printers.

  • 133 DDoS attacks over 100Gbps so far in 2014

    08.10.2014

    Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data for Q3 2014 showing a remarkable increase in Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) reflection attacks.

  • Global DDoS attack numbers decline, attacks from China rise

    01.10.2014

    In the second quarter of 2014, Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 161 unique countries/regions, which was 33 fewer than the first quarter of the year.

  • Mitigations for Spike DDoS toolkit-powered attacks

    24.09.2014

    Akamai Technologies released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory that alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Spike DDoS toolkit.

  • High-volume DDoS attacks on the rise

    23.09.2014

    A continuing trend of DDoS attacks are short in duration and repeated frequently.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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