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.
In order to better understand the nature of the cyber threat, security professionals need to act more like criminal investigators, and consider means, motive, and opportunity.
Barracuda Networks announced Barracuda Web Application Firewall 7.8, specifically aimed at reducing the impact of automated attack attempts from botnets.
Four LulzSec members have been sentenced today at Southwark Crown Court for taking part in the 2011 attacks against a series of high-profile websites and publishing user information stolen in these attacks.
Prolexic has issued a number of recommendations that organizations can use to validate their DDoS defenses, as well as protection services they receive from mitigation providers.
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