DDoS Attacks

How to protect your business from DDoS attacks

How to protect your business from DDoS attacks

Annette Murphy explores how security professionals can prepare and protect their assets from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

73% of organisations across the globe have suffered a DDoS attack

73% of organisations across the globe have suffered a DDoS attack

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A new report from analytics firm Neustar has brought to light the amount of companies around the world who have suffered a DDoS attack, and how they are working to mitigate them.

Source code of Mirai DDoS Trojan released online

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Over the weekend, the source code of the Trojan which used huge numbers of IoT devices to form a botnet and attack the websites of security blogger Brian Krebs and European web hosting company OVH, with a DDoS attack was released online.

Linux.Mirai Trojan causing mayhem with DDoS attacks

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A Trojan named Linux.Mirai has been found to be carrying out DDoS attacks.

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

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Just as Western governments are concerned about Chinese or Russian state hackers, the Kremlin worries that its government agencies are under increasing western attack, and is concerned about skill shortages in government.

Conflict between OurMine and Anonymous hackers reportedly leads to DDoS attack on Wikileaks

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Taking a break from its takeovers of CEOs' Twitter and Quora accounts, the hacking group OurMine turned its attention to Wikileaks, reportedly knocking its website offline with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

DDoS it matter what motivates Lizard Squad?

DDoS it matter what motivates Lizard Squad?

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Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so 'for the lulz!' SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters?

36% of organisations have no cyber-attack response plan in place

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An alarming 36 percent of businesses have yet to develop a cyber-attack response plan.

ICYMI: Lizard DDoS; Botnet growth; Qatari breach; Open source flaws; Ransomware surge

ICYMI: Lizard DDoS; Botnet growth; Qatari breach; Open source flaws; Ransomware surge

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Lizard Squad DDoS, Botnet growth, Qatar bank breached by facists, Hidden Open Source flaws, Ransomware surge.

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

Action Fraud warns of new wave of Lizard Squad DDoS attacks

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Lizard Squad is back with a vengeance, according to an advisory from Action Fraud UK which is advising organisations to report the attacks, keep detailed records and seek help from their ISPs.

73% of global brands and organisations hit with DDoS attack in 2015

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With the bombardment of DDoS attacks fairly consistent worldwide throughout 2015, it's no longer a matter of if or when attacks might happen, but how often and how long the attack will last.

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