Criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 26th, 2014 The easy access Google’s web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cybercriminals in launching distributed denial of service attacks, a security vendor says. Fake Web crawlers accounted for 4 percent of the total number of legitimate ones, called Googlebots, analyzed by Incapsula. In investigating…

Juniper boosts DDoS Secure appliance to mitigate UDP-based amplification attacks

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | July 17th, 2014 DDoS mitigation filters can be applied closer to attack’s source. 09:35 am | Juniper Networks has added a new way for its anti-DDoS appliance to mitigate what’s known as massive UDP-based amplification attacks that typically work by exploiting compromised servers of different kinds to both spoof…

A Holistic Approach to DDoS Mitigation and DNS Availability

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By Rajoo Nagar (rajoon), Juniper Employee | July 17th, 2014 Today organizations need to be prepared for a number of different types of DDoS attacks on their networks. Today Juniper Networks announced several new enhancements that allows its DDoS Secure solution to help the network better defend itself by using routers as enforcement points.  …

Wave of 100Gbps ‘mega’ DDoS attacks hits record level in 2014

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By John E Dunn, Techworld | July 16th, 2014 Mega is going giga. Huge DDoS attacks are becoming a regular occurrence with over 100 incidents breaching the psychological 100Gbps barrier that used to be seen as signifying trouble, new figures from Arbor Networks have confirmed. Arbor’s numbers drawn from its Atlas monitoring of traffic through…

Bloody June: What’s behind last month’s DDoS attacks?

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By Jon Gold, Network World | July 7th, 2014 June’s large-scale DDoS activity is the child of many different parents. The list of DDoS attacks in the month of June has made for grim reading. High-profile sites have been targeted by extortion demands, online games got disrupted and at least one company was put out…

Fewer NTP servers can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks, but threat remains

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By Lucian Constantin, PCWorld | June 25th, 2014 The number of NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks has decreased dramatically this year, but the threat remains. DDoS (distributed denial of service) amplification is an attack technique that involves tricking insecure servers into flooding a target with unrequested data.…

CloudFlare offers free DDoS protection to public interest websites

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By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service | Jun 13th, 2014 A project launched by CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, allows organizations engaged in news gathering, civil society and political or artistic speech to use the company’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection technology for free. The goal of the project, dubbed Galileo, is…

Evernote’s Major DDoS Hit And 3 Business Steps You Must Take

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By Leo King, Forbes | June 11th, 2014 A major DDoS hit at Evernote, which for four hours prevented all of its 100 million note taking customers from logging in and continued to affect the company’s ability to operate, demonstrates a growing DDoS cyber war that businesses must learn how to win. There is a…

Arbor Networks – Digital Attack Map

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The Digital Attack Map presents data gathered and published by Arbor Networks ATLAS® global threat intelligence system. ATLAS sources its data worldwide from 270+ ISP customers who have agreed to share anonymous network traffic and attack statistics. Data is updated hourly and can also be found in Arbor’s ATLAS Threat Portal. To protect your website against…

Google offers hacking defenses to human rights, elections websites

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By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service | October 22nd, 2013 Google is lending its vast infrastructure to websites that may be targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks because of their content. The program, called “Project Shield,” is invite-only and accepting applications from websites dealing with news, human rights or election-related content. Those accepted will benefit…

Cisco joins with Arbor Networks to fight DDoS attacks

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By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld | March 12th, 2013 Cisco CRS router customers can now embed Arbor Peakflow SP Threat Management System. Cisco has begun streamlining distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack defense by offering Arbor Networks technology on its carrier class routers. This will enable Cisco Carrier Routing System devices detect threats and scrub traffic — a…