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DDoS attacks hit record numbers in Q2 2015

The number of denial of service in the second quarter of 2015 reached record levels, according to the latest state of the Internet from Akamai. 290 more words


How hacking & cyber attacks affect business

Data in transit or storage is vulnerable to outside interference. We call such interference, cyber attacks, which can take on many forms. Two major areas of concern are hacking and Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. 728 more words


Global DDoS Attack Data Reveals Increase In Average Attack Size

Arbor Networks today released Q2, 2015 global DDoS attack data that show strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective. 442 more words


A cyber attack struck messaging app Telegram just as China was cracking down on human rights lawyers

This past weekend Telegram, a security-enhanced chat app, was crippled in Asia by a cyber attack—though by  whom so far remains a mystery.

The DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack targeted users in the Asia-Pacific region, … 488 more words

The Mother of All Hacks

This just arrived in my In Box . . . -LW

The Daily Reckoning Presents: Why you changed your password from “password” to “W1t2u50_!”…

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Attackers Abuse RIPv1 Protocol for DDoS Reflection: Akamai

The old Routing Information Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) has been abused by malicious actors for reflection distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai has warned.

According to an alert from Akamai Technologies’ Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXsert), researchers spotted an operation leveraging weaknesses in the routing protocol on May 16, after nearly one year in which this technique wasn’t used for DDoS attacks. 558 more words

Cyber Security

Social Networks Vulnerable to New Malware Called Linux/Moose

A new research paper on Linux/Moose shows that the malware is a significant threat to social networks by hijacking routers and causing havoc in more ways than one. 507 more words


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