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DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size

Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday.

Examining the FCC claim that DDoS attacks hit net neutrality comment...

Attacks came from either an unusual type of DDoS or poorly written spam bots.

FCC won’t publish evidence of alleged DDoS attack, amid net neutrality...

The agency has "gigabytes" of server logs that offer evidence for the alleged distributed denial-of-service attack, but it won't make them public.

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Wersquo;ve become accustomed to seeing a steady stream of security breaches month after month; and this quarter has been no exception, including attacks on Barts Health Trust, Sports Direct, Intercontinental Hotels Group and ABTA.

DDoS Attacks Are in Decline in Number and Size, Akamai Report...

According to Akamai's latest State of the Internet/Security Report, both the total number of DDoS attacks and the number of large DDoS attacks declined at the beginning of 2017.

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning.That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]There are only so many devices around that have the kind of vulnerabilities that make them potential targets for a botnet. "And other people can come in and take over the device, and take those resources to feed their own botnet," he said. "I'm seeing that over and over."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Akamai CSO Details Cyber-Security Challenges and Improvements

VIDEO: Andy Ellis, chief security officer at Akamai Technologies, discusses the technology behind DDoS mitigation and why supporting IoT technology will become increasingly challenging.

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers

Internet connected cameras across the globe are easy to find and hijack to carry out DDoS attacks.

DDoS or bust! Angry gamers come for IT

As IT pros, we often feel like we're racing from one problem to another or we never have enough time to deal with all the demands of the job.
So it feels great when efforts pay off and something goes right.One such instance took place when I was wor...

After net neutrality comment system fails, senators demand answers

John Oliver caused big comment increase, but FCC blames DDoS attacks.

FCC blames DDoS for weekend web lockout

Not down to people trying to file comments on issues rhyming with wetsuit balloty, it insists Vid  Problems faced by consumers hoping to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission over the weekend were caused by a denial of service attack, the US government agency admits.…