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Some firewalls vulnerable to BlackNurse DDoS attack, says report

CISOs often worry about high volume distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) using Webcams and other consumer Internet-connected devices to...

November 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Is government regulation the way to blunt DDoS attacks?

Government regulation is a sticky issue in any industry, perhaps even more in cyber security. Every time the government creates...

November 8th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Ontario literacy test abandoned due to DDoS attack

There's no shortage of conspiracy theories when it comes to guessing who's behind cyber attacks. So when it was announced...

October 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Insecure security cameras, DVRs behind huge DDoS botnet

Content delivery network Akamai has been under the microscope lately for seemingly abandoning security writer Brian Krebbs, whose site suffered...

October 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Defenders gear up for DDoS fight

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can compromise up to 10 per cent of a country’s total Internet traffic, according...

June 13th, 2016 Danny Bradbury

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DDoS attacks getting more sophisticated, warns vendor

Distributed denial of service attackers are using more sophisticated techniques to break through defences set up by organizations, according to...

April 22nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canadian, U.S. organizations focus of latest DDoS extortion campaign

Enterprises in Canada and the U.S. are increasingly being targeted by new distributed denial of service attacks from a Bitcoin extortionist...

September 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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CISOs urged to take action to block new DDoS attack vector

CISOs are being warned to disable or filter the portmap service on their servers or risk potentially aiding a new kind...

August 18th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Ottawa Police Service CIO offers a post-mortem on Web site-crippling DDoS attack

“We'll start by taking OttawaPolice.ca offline, just to annoy them,” the hacker group Aerith posted on Twitter just after 6...

August 7th, 2015 Shane Schick