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Five Ways to Stop DDoS In Its Tracks

Posted by John Linkous on Apr 4, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs reported on the arrest of two men who were suspected of running “vDOS,” one of the most pervasive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) paid service networks in the world.  DDoS as a subscription service is nothing new; vDOS was in existence for well over four years, and along with other services such as “PoodleStresser” were part of the nascent but rapidly-growing distributed denial of service-as-a-service market (“DDoSaaS” – how’s that for an acronym?)

Take These 4 Steps to Combat DDoS Attacks

Posted by Kevin Landt on Jul 7, 2015


DDoS (Distributed Denial-of Service) attacks are nothing new, but they continue to cause havoc by taking business critical websites and applications offline. Organizations need to be prepared to defend against the damaging impacts caused by sustained service outages on critical resources -- and, increasingly, to protect the organization from the data theft and other secondary motives of DDoS attacks used as smokescreens to draw critical security resources away from true targets. 

American Companies are Targets for DDoS Attacks

Posted by Vijay Basani on May 6, 2015


One of the largest ever recorded DDoS attack hit Indian data centers earlier this year, according to a Q1 2015 DDoS report by Arbor Networks, a threat intelligence and monitoring service. The datacenter was hit with a 334Gbps stream of unwanted traffic, accounting for tens of thousands of connections. The attack hit the Indian network operator between January and March.

GitHub Suffers DDoS Attack from China

Posted by Vijay Basani on Apr 8, 2015


GitHub, the world’s largest host for collaborative coding projects, disclosed that they are facing the largest DDoS attack in the company’s history. The attack began on Thursday and continued into Monday. The DDoS attack took traffic from China’s largest search engine, Baidu, and directed it to GitHub. The onslaught of large amounts of traffic stopped GitHub’s website from functioning properly. The DDoS attack is caused by “some nefarious JavaScript that is being injected by a certain device at the border of China’s inner network and the Internet when people use Baidu,” according to Ars Technica.

Strategies for DDoS Attack Prevention and Mitigation

Posted by Trevan Marden on Aug 4, 2014

 

With attacks reported against many banks and major corporations, DDoS (Distributed Denial-of Service) attacks seem to be a hot topic these days.  This begs the question of what can be done to protect organizations from the damaging impacts caused by sustained service outages on critical resources -- and, increasingly, to protect the organization from the data theft and other secondary motives of DDoS attacks used as smokescreens to draw critical security resources away from true targets. 

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