Distributed denial of service attacks grew into a huge threat in 2016. Two massive DDoS attacks made the news within a month of each other. On September 20, an attack hit the website of security expert Brian Krebs. 643 more words
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”A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire,” BBC News reports. “Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks.” 190 more words
Layer 7 attacks are some of the most difficult attacks to mitigate because they mimic normal user behavior and are harder to identify. The application layer (per the Open Systems Interconnection model) consists of protocols that focus on process-to-process communication across an IP network and is the only layer that directly interacts with the end user. 454 more words
TxEIS makes sure you’re secure. One of the ways we do this is to get folks from the TCC TxEIS Data Center, iTCCS and ESC-20, as well as, of course, TxEIS, together quarterly to proactively discuss things like ransomeware and DDOS attacks, and how to prevent or deal with them. 18 more words
We all know the axiom ‘know thy enemy’ – and this is above all germane to DDoS attacks.
Cybercriminals and their tactics are always evolving, becoming more dangerous and harder to detect by the day. 1,563 more words
‘Bots’ short for robots, are essential to the Internet ecosystem. It is estimated that more than 60 percent of website traffic is not human, but bots. 916 more words