Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "ddos"

As the year turned from a turbulent 2015 to a hopeful 2016, online criminals set the bar high with a DDoS attack that was apparently the biggest yet seen, dwarfing 2015’s already massive attacks. The attack — launched by “hacktivist” group New World Hacking — targeted the BBC, one of the biggest news and media […]

Feb 2, 2016, 12:41 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In a new twist on an old problem, online criminals have been found leveraging SQL injection vulnerabilities to insert UDFs into MySQL servers. The UDFs are used to install malware which allows attackers to use the typically large amounts of bandwidth available on database servers to launch distributed denial of service attacks.

Nov 6, 2015, 2:26 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

According to a new report from Kaspersky Labs, a significant majority of distributed denial of service attacks are a smokescreen designed to distract IT departments from further attacks intended to plant malware or exfiltrate sensitive data.

Oct 6, 2015, 5:06 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

What if your business website went down, for an hour, for eight hours, for a whole day? How much revenue would be lost? What would be the lasting impacts for the company? What if vital information (credit card number, email address, purchasing history) was compromised when your website was victimized in a cyber attack?  What […]

May 29, 2015, 12:00 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Rarely do online security issues enter the public consciousness. Large-scale loss of user data is most likely to reach the media, prompting companies to implement data security procedures to mitigate the risks of a potential public relations disaster. Other attacks, including those on the infrastructure of the Internet itself are largely absent from public dialogue. […]

May 20, 2014, 4:51 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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