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Expert View – How Can You Defend Your Business Against DDoS Attacks?
January 19, 2015
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Kaspersky Labs principal researcher David Emm tells TechWeekEurope how businesses can stay safe in the face of continued assault It was a miserable Christmas for gamers, with both Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live forced offline on Christmas Day by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks (hacking group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the attacks). Millions […]
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Websites attacked after exposure of Lyca news manipulation
November 6, 2014
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[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 November 2014, 23:14 GMT] Two UK-based websites have been subjected to DDoS attacks and vulnerability exploitation attempts on Tuesday, following their news stories exposing the Rajapaksa connections of a Diaspora Tamil-owned multinational business establishment, Lyca Mobiles group, and a recent media twist on an incident that took place in Colombo airport involving […]
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REPORT: ‘SUSTAINED CYBERATTACK’ CRIPPLED WHITE HOUSE FOR TWO WEEKS
October 29, 2014
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A “sustained cyberattack” has crippled the White House for at least two weeks or longer, reports the Huffington Post. The Obama White House confirmed that it “identified activity of concern on the unclassified EOP [Executive Office of the President] network.” The Huffington Post cites sources familiar with the situation as saying that this attack was much more […]
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DDoS attacks: slow and smart is the order of the day
October 10, 2014
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Whilst the trend for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks has been towards larger and larger (aka volumetric) attacks in recent years, a new report just published claims to show that slow-and-low, with smart, short IP bursts, is now a lot more commonplace. For its third annual set of research, Neustar interviewed IT professionals from around […]
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White House Aims to Stoke Botnet Fight
May 30, 2012
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The Obama administration will hold a public meeting at the White House on Wednesday to discuss industry and government efforts to combat botnet activity. Among those is a pilot program to share information about botnet victims between banks and Internet service providers, according to sources familiar with the event. The gathering will draw officials from […]