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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

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Warning to CISOs: Old routers could be aiding DDoS attacks

Most CISOs understand the security problems with old network equipment. A new report this week from Akamai Technologies' security and...

July 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Hacktivist group temporarily takes down Canadian federal sites

Distributed denial of service attacks like the one the federal government faced Wednesday are "distracting, uncomfortable and can be damaging,"...

June 17th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Stop DDoS attacks, CISOs urged

In March the GitHub software development platform suffered a sustained Distributed Denial of service attack, flooding the site with high...

June 11th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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C-suite execs fear ‘domino effect’ of cyber attacks: Survey

High-ranking corporate executives are worried that in a networked economy, a cyber attack on one company could spill over to...

April 20th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Elasticsearch vulnerability leads to DDoS malware on Amazon

Security professionals usually don't have to worry about the search engines their organizations chose for plowing through corporate data. But...

July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Juniper stiffens DDoS defence

Denial of service attacks are among the most frustrating that IT security pros can face. On the one hand, no...

July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon