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  • Doing more to protect your DNS from DDoS

    13.02.2014

    Itís clear then that DNS-based DDoS attacks are a growing threat, and one thatís being neglected by businesses when DNS security should really be seen as a priority because of the increasing risks.

  • 400Gbps NTP-based DDoS attack hits Cloudflare

    12.02.2014

    Matthew Prince, CEO of content delivery network Cloudflare, has confirmed on Twitter on Monday that one of its customers was being targeted with a very big Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection attack - "bigger that the Spamhaus attack from last year." He didn't name the customer, but he has shared that the attack reached the level of over 400 gigabits per second, that it probably caused congestion on some peering exchanges (mostly in Europe), that (based on sampled data) it misused just over 4,500 misconfigured NTP servers, and that the customer initially wanted to pay with a stolen credit card.

  • DDoS attack toolkit simplifies the launch of large reflection attacks

    11.02.2014

    Prolexic Technologies issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit.

  • GCHQ DoSed Anonymous' IRC server

    05.02.2014

    British spy agency GCHQ has used Denial of Service attacks against Anonymous, in order to disrupt their communications, their activities, and to lead members of the loosely tied collective away from participating in the DDoS attacks aimed at governments and companies, NBC reported.

  • DDoS attacks used to influence stock prices

    05.02.2014

    Prolexic Technologies shared an analysis of nearly a dozen global DDoS attacks that indicates cyber attackers are using DDoS attacks in an attempt to influence market values and interfere with exchange platforms.




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Internet Explorer vulnerabilities increase 100%

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Bromium Labs research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities.


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