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Variants on zombie horde that took down Dyn still at large The Mirai botnet is alive and kicking more than a year after its involvement in a DDoS attack that left many of the world's biggest websites unreachable.…
Survey finds 69% of companies' distributed denial-of-service attack defenses were breached in the past year - despite their confidence in the mitigation technologies.
Survey results reveal 88 percent of U.S. businesses are confident in the current state of DDoS threat mitigation–the highest proportion in the international study–despite high percentage of verified attacks.
All Brother printers with a Debut Web front-end carry a flaw that allows attackers to distribute a single malformed HTTP POST request, researchers revealed today.

DDoS attacks in Q3 2017

In the third quarter of 2017, we registered a considerable increase in the number of both DDoS attacks and their targets.

Traditionally, China is the country with the largest number of attack sources and targets.
It was followed by the United States and South Korea.

The popularity of Windows OS as a basis for creating a botnet has fallen noticeably, while the share of Linux-based botnets increased proportionally.
Latest IoT botnet commandeers 10,000 to 20,000 devices with an additional 2 million hosts identified.
Malicious Minecraft skin downloads can harness your device for DDoS attacks.
The FBI has made an appeal to organizations victimized by DDoS attacks to share details and characteristics of those incidents.
GAO will investigate after Democrats asked for evidence that attacks happened.
It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address.

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Fast pipe from Vladivostok gives N. Korea more Internet in face of US cyber
It could be you* The UK National Lottery has apologised for a website outage that left money in their pockets of punters unable to play games on Saturday evening.…