DDoS attacks are a growing problem. In July, Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data derived from its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure that shows a surge in volumetric attacks in the first half of 2014 with over 100 attacks larger than 100GB/sec reported.
Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems.
Making good on their word to open source many of their internally developed tools and libraries, Netflix has released three new tools that allow security teams to keep an eye out for Internet-based discussions regarding potential attacks against their organization's infrastructure, whether it's DDoS attacks or any other kind.
Sony's PlayStation Network has been hit with and downed by a large DDoS attack this weekend, but is now back online a functioning as it should.
Wise to attackers’ exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.