• Five tips from a CIO on dealing with massive DDoS attacks

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Tim Turner, CIO managing LiveJournal blogging site, says early response is critical. Here are his five tips for responding to DDoS attacks.
  • Akamai acquiring anti-DDoS firm Prolexic for $370 million

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Akamai Technologies today has agreed to acquire Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services company, for $370 million.
  • Arbor Networks introduces cloud-based anti-DDoS service

    Posted November 12, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Arbor Networks today introduced its first cloud-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service to protect enterprises against large-scale attacks intended to swallow up available bandwidth or knock application servers offline.
  • Google unveils toolkit to stop online oppression

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:25 pm

    Google said on Monday that a suite of new services will help political activists, small businesses and non-profits defend themselves against crippling denial of service (DoS) attacks.
  • USENIX: Gamers use DDoS as a service to cheat -- a lot

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Cheating gamers pay as little as $10 per month to launch denial of service attacks against their opponents as a tactical advantage using commercial providers that walk the line between being legitimate businesses that stress-test their customers' networks and purveyors of DDoS as a service, researchers at USENIX Security 2013 say.
  • Start-up Defense.Net debuts with anti-DDoS service

    Posted August 6, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    Start-up Defense.net makes its debut today with the aim of stopping distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks aimed by attackers against both enterprises and cloud service networks.
  • Shorter, higher-speed DDoS attacks on the rise, Arbor Networks says

    Posted July 30, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    Almost half of the distributed denial-of-service attacks monitored in a threat system set up by Arbor Networks now reach speeds of over 1Gbps. That's up 13.5% from last year, while the portion of DDoS attacks over 10Gbps increased about 41% in the same period, Arbor says.
  • Botnet or human? Black Lotus service sorts them out to block DDoS attacks

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:40 pm

    Black Lotus is pulling the wraps of a distributed denial-of-service-mitigation service that uses behavioral factors to pick up on low-volume botnet attacks that nevertheless can cripple Web servers.
  • AT&T hit by DDoS attack, suffers DNS outage

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Some AT&T customers are being affected by a failure in the carrier's DNS (Domain Name System) servers that began Wednesday morning.
  • Security vendor exposes vulnerabilities in DDoS rootkit

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:45 am

    In what it says is an attempt to turn the tables on malicious hackers, security vendor Prolexic has released details of vulnerabilities it discovered in a toolkit family used by hackers to launch distributed denial of service attacks against corporate networks.
  • Hacker arrested for 2008 DDoS attacks on Amazon.com

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    A 25-year-old Russian hacker has been arrested for allegedly orchestrating two DDoS (Denial-of-Service) attacks on Amazon.com and eBay in 2008.
  • Check Point product line offers anti-DDoS protection

    Posted June 20, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. today announced its first line of products to fight distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS).
  • The new DDoS: Silent, organized and profitable

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Depending on how unscrupulous your business practices are, a denial-of-service attack can give you a competitive advantage. From keeping competitors offline to engaging in outright extortion, there are organizations (some more obviously criminal than others) now using DDoS attacks to make big money.
  • Anonymous declares war against city of Orlando (will Mickey get caught in crossfire?)

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 9:22 am

    Hacktivist collective Anonymous plans to launch attacks against websites related to the city of Orlando, Fla., as punishment for arrests of people feeding the homeless in a park.
  • Data center anti-DDoS package on tap from Arbor

    Posted May 10, 2011 - 6:42 am

    Arbor Networks today announced security gear designed to work in the enterprise data center to detect and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that crush network availability or tie up servers.
  • Hacker launched DDoS to block embarrassing story

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 11:06 am

    A hacker in the US has been sentenced to two years in prison for planning a DDoS attack on thousands of news websites that ran had run a story on his personal life.
  • UltraDNS aims to thwart 'WikiLeaks-style' protest attacks

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    Managed DNS service provider UltraDNS is touting a new offering that it says will protect Web sites against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks akin to the WikiLeaks-related protests that knocked the Visa and MasterCard Web sites offline in December.
  • The DDoS hall of shame

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks like the ones that nailed WordPress blogs in early March have been around for decades, but it's only in the last dozen years that they've had enough impact to grab public attention.
  • WordPress: DDoS attacks came from China

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 9:39 am

    The large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that hit the WordPress.com blog publishing platform last week originated from China, according to the founder of the site.
  • Wordpress recovers from huge DDoS attack

    Posted March 4, 2011 - 10:45 am

    Politically motivated hackers are being blamed for a large Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) on the Wordpress blog management system that left many customers experiencing severe disruption on Tuesday.
  • PayPal CISO: DDoS one big security threat among many

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Stung by a high-profile denial-of-service attack in December, PayPal's CISO says application layer attacks remain a major threat to businesses in general, which need better defenses and actual testing of the DDoS tools they have.
  • Hacker claims credit for knocking church's site offline

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 9:54 am

    A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle "The Jester" may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline.
  • Who would win a cyberwar between Anonymous and God?

    Posted February 21, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    First, a disclaimer: I am totally unfamiliar with God's hacking skills, or "skilz," as they say on the street. Perhaps they are "sick." Perhaps they are "mad." No doubt they are "righteous."
  • 7 ways to avoid getting hacked by Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 2:50 pm

    The hactivist group Anonymous used a series of simple technical and social exploits to crack the network of security-technology firm HBGary Federal, giving the company a schooling that other network security pros can learn from.
  • DDoS attacks made worse by firewalls, report finds

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 9:50 am

    The rising tide of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) is being made much worse by a tendency to mis-deploy firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) in front of servers, a report by Arbor Networks has found.

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