DDoS

Update: Timeline of the Massive DDoS DYN Attacks

By Josh Hamilton | October 21, 2016

DYN DDOS Timeline This morning at 7am ET a DDoS attack was launched at Dyn (the site is still down at the minute), an Internet infrastructure company whose headquarters are in New Hampshire. So far the attack has come in

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The DDoS That Came Through IoT: A New Era For Cyber Crime

By Steve Prentice | October 13, 2016

A New Era for Cyber Crime Last September, the website of a well-known security journalist was hit by a massive DDoS attack. The site’s host stated it was the largest attack of that type they had ever seen. Rather than

Security and the Potential of 2 Billion Device Failures

By Scott Andersen | September 14, 2016

IoT Device Failures I have, over the past three years, posted a number of Internet of Things (and the broader NIST-defined Cyber Physical Systems) conversations and topics. I have talked about drones, wearables and many other aspects of the Internet

A New CCTV Nightmare: Botnets And DDoS attacks

By CloudTweaks | January 28, 2016

Botnets and DDoS Attacks There’s just so much that seems as though it could go wrong with closed-circuit television cameras, a.k.a. video surveillance. With an ever-increasing number of digital eyes on the average person at all times, people can hardly

Battling With Bandwidth – Average Cost of DDoS Attack Was $40,000 An Hour

By Jennifer Klostermann | October 23, 2015

High Cost of DDoS Attacks Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks involve the use of multiple compromised systems, often infected with a Trojan, to target a single system. The array of compromised systems flood the resources or bandwidth of their

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks!

By Johan Christenson | March 3, 2015

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks! So we are all cheering as the FCC last week made the right choice in upholding the principle of net neutrality! For the general public it is a given that an ISP should

Cloud Computing Risks

What are Some of History’s Worst Data Breaches

By Jason Sander | February 23, 2015

Worst Data Breaches Some of the worst data breaches have been revealed. We’ve mentioned before that with all the recent massive hacks on Sony, Microsoft, Home Depot, etc. companies are focusing more and more on the necessity of improved security

cloud computing challenges

Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing

By CloudTweaks | August 27, 2012

Challenges Of Cloud Computing Cloud computing challenges have always been there. Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of